With the increase in space mission along the years, there has been a growth in ongoing developments for autonomous robots that will be tasked with repairing satellites and spacecrafts while in space. Through this R&D phase, force and torque sensors are needed through any testing operations.
Interface’s multi-axis sensors such as the 6ADF Series 6-Axis DIN Flange-Type Load Cells are popularly used in robotics testing. These sensors are easy to install, and measure force and torque in 6-axes. It can be utilized during the testing stages for these spacecraft repair robots by monitoring the movements before they are able to be deployed in space. Paired with Interface’s BX8-HD44 BlueDAQ Series Data Acquisition System for Multi Axis Sensors, force feedback and torque can be displayed, graphed and recorded.
Interface’s multi-axis load cells were used in the research and development of spacecraft repair robots, through the testing and monitoring process of their limbs and other movements.