VectorNav Technologies to Demonstrate Space Debris Removal Technology at AIAA Aviation 2015

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VectorNav is exhibiting at AIAA Aviation 2015 in Dallas, TX this week and will be demonstrating space debris removal technology developed in cooperation with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station and faculty at Texas A&M University under a NASA contract.

Exhibition Demonstration: Model of the SL-3 Vostok Rocket atop the HOMER Robot

Exhibition Demonstration: Model of the SL-3 Vostok Rocket atop the HOMER Robot

VectorNav Technologies, a leading provider of navigation and motion sensing solutions, is demonstrating space debris removal technology developed in cooperation with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station and faculty at Texas A&M University under a NASA contract this week at AIAA Aviation 2015 in Dallas, TX (Booth #201) from June 23-25, 2015. In addition to the space debris removal technology demonstrations, the Dallas-based company will be showcasing at the exposition its recently announced VN-300 surface mount Dual Antenna GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS), as well as its current line of VN-100 IMU/AHRS and VN-200 GPS/INS products.

The problem of debris in low Earth orbit is an issue of rising concern among NASA and other organizations seeking to launch successful space missions. As ground-based modeling and simulation of missions to remove space debris are notoriously difficult, NASA enlisted VectorNav Technologies, in partnership with TEES, to develop a ground-based simulation platform that will model space debris removal missions.

The research combines advanced robotic technologies developed by Texas A&M’s Land Air and Space Robotics (LASR) Laboratory along with VectorNav’s inertial sensing and dynamics modeling expertise to achieve a high-fidelity, ground-based simulation testbed for autonomous proximity operations. At the exposition, the team will be demonstrating the HOMER robot, capable of rotating and moving its SL-3 Vostok rocket model payload in all dimensions, as if floating through space.

For additional information about the Space Debris Removal Project or about VectorNav’s product line, please visit http://www.vectornav.com or contact VectorNav Sales at sales@vectornav.com. For inquiries regarding career opportunities with VectorNav, please contact VectorNav Careers at careers@vectornav.com.

About VectorNav Technologies:

VectorNav Technologies specializes in manufacturing high-performance inertial navigation sensors using the latest miniature MEMS sensor and GPS/GNSS technology. Since its founding in 2008, VectorNav has been providing customers worldwide access to high quality, fully calibrated inertial sensors with state-of-the-art digital filtering technology. With a strong background in aerospace engineering and experience in the development and testing of spacecraft, launch vehicles, and micro-aerial vehicles, VectorNav brings high performance aerospace filtering and calibration techniques into the world of low-cost industrial grade MEMS sensors and GPS/GNSS, expanding the possibilities of today’s inertial navigation technology.

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