ADVANCED ROBOTIC TESTBED FOR ORBITAL AND PLANETARY SYSTEM AND OPERATIONS TESTING
platform-art© is the GMV’s dynamic testbed for supporting and enhancing the validation of space GNC technologies and related metrology equipment, with real air-to-air metrology dynamic stimulation.
platform-art© allows the use of sensors measurements in open and closed loop, through the recreation of relative (full or scaled) trajectory and attitude profile by using robotic arms.
In platform-art©, the mockup sensors installed on top of the robots end-effectors, experience the same relative kinematics and produce the same measurements as in space environment, including most of the significant space effects, such as illumination and perturbations. Representative space real-time avionics are included in the standard setup.
platform-art© therefore allows the highest possible space GNC technologies and equipment maturiy to be achieved pre-launch on the ground. This significantly derisk their later application in operational missions (most of them, single shoot missions with a low probability of repetion or or duplication in case of problems). It can also be used for testing GNC sensors and software.