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Applications of Free-Flying Cameras for Space-Based Operations
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published June 01, 1994 by SAE International in United States
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This paper defines the value of free-flying cameras to the Space Station. The use of free-flying cameras is an alternative to reliance on fixed cameras. The analysis is based upon results from recent neutral buoyancy evaluations of a free-flying camera known as the Supplemental Camera and Maneuvering Platform (SCAMP). SCAMP was evaluated for inspection and viewing capabilities that will be required by Space Station. Test results demonstrated that a free-flying camera could be used effectively for inspecting structure, viewing labels, providing views for control of extravehicular robotics (EVR) and for ground assistance during extravehicular activity (EVA) tasks.
CitationAnderson, D., Buck, C., and Cohen, R., "Applications of Free-Flying Cameras for Space-Based Operations," SAE Technical Paper 941442, 1994, https://doi.org/10.4271/941442.
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