Space debris removal using an automated capturing and self stabilizing system, C.L.E.O.

Tanusha Goswami, Srinivas Ramesh Iyer, Nitesh Kumar Singh, Kumud Darshan Yadav, Spoorthi Shekar, Balbir Singh

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Abstract

C.L.E.O. (Cleaner of Lower Earth Orbit) is a space architecture concept that aims at removing debris, ranged between 1 to 10 cm and even larger in diameter. The module consists of two systems; the capturing mechanism and module stabilization. The oncoming debris will be identified using MWIR sensors. Due to the rotatory tendency of the debris, algorithms are used which will find the size, shape and angle of approach of the debris with the help of tracking sensors (reducing the error margin to nearly zero). The mechanism chases the debris in the desired orbit by capturing it using the differences in the relativistic motion between the debris and the module and reduces it to near zero. This module can align itself to any object within specified range for straight level entry through set conic angle determined by simulations. C.L.E.O houses a set of reaction wheels for stability and balancing about all the axes, foreseeing any translations due to disturbances to the satellite. This mechanism aims for creating an economical standalone and self-sustaining system that can help in removal, mitigation and control of space junk.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 8th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages765-769
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633052
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14-09-2017
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 22-07-201725-07-2017

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2017
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period22-07-1725-07-17

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Space debris
Debris
Orbits
Earth (planet)
Sensors
Wheels
Stabilization
Satellites

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Goswami, T., Iyer, S. R., Singh, N. K., Yadav, K. D., Shekar, S., & Singh, B. (2017). Space debris removal using an automated capturing and self stabilizing system, C.L.E.O. In 2017 8th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2017 (pp. 765-769). [8038746] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMAE.2017.8038746
Goswami, Tanusha ; Iyer, Srinivas Ramesh ; Singh, Nitesh Kumar ; Yadav, Kumud Darshan ; Shekar, Spoorthi ; Singh, Balbir. / Space debris removal using an automated capturing and self stabilizing system, C.L.E.O. 2017 8th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 765-769
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Space debris removal using an automated capturing and self stabilizing system, C.L.E.O. / Goswami, Tanusha; Iyer, Srinivas Ramesh; Singh, Nitesh Kumar; Yadav, Kumud Darshan; Shekar, Spoorthi; Singh, Balbir.

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Goswami T, Iyer SR, Singh NK, Yadav KD, Shekar S, Singh B. Space debris removal using an automated capturing and self stabilizing system, C.L.E.O. In 2017 8th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 765-769. 8038746 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMAE.2017.8038746