DFKI-X: A Novel, Compact and Highly Integrated Robotics Joint for Space Applications

Roland Sonsalla, Hendrik Hanff, Patrick Schöberl, Tobias Stark, Niklas Alexander Mulsow

In: Proceedings of the 17th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium. European Space Mechanisms and Tibology Symposium (ESMATS-2017) 17th September 20-22 Hatfield United Kingdom ISBN 978-90-827435-0-0 ESMATS 2017.


Within this paper we present the electro-mechanical and control software development of a highly integrated robotic joint. We are giving insight in the selection of mechanical and electrical components and their evaluation with respect to a LEO mission. Apart from laboratory tests and initial radiation tests, further environmental tests are plannedto qualify the system in the near future. The result is a novel and compact motor unit with integrated control electronics for space applications


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