Relative Navigation

This project is a collaboration with the HEIG-VD, ClearSpace and the EPFL labs CVLab, ESL and RGLab. ClearSpace will build and operate a commercially viable solution to address failed satellites and prevent the proliferation of debris that could endanger future space operations. The aim of the project is to develop digital AI-based technologies for relative navigation and rendezvous with the targets.

  • Relative navigation (estimation of the 6 degree of freedom of a Target object) and radar R&D
  • Bring the technology maturity from a TRL 3 to TRL 4 (alpha version for the relative pose estimation and a tested prototype for the radar)

lmpulse-SpaceRelNav: Relative Navigation technologies for Failed Satellite Removal (Application no. 38398, lP-lCT)