A virtual environment for training space station teleoperators
Pierre Allard, McGill University , Canada
McGill University . Awarded
This thesis presents a virtual reality system developed to support the training of astronauts as operators of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) at the Canadian Space Agency. The objective of this system called Virtual Operations and Training Environment (VOTE), is to provide 3D visualization and simulation tools used by instructors to help astronauts understand MSS remote manipulator operations conducted in the context of the International Space Station assembly. The thesis first presents both telerobotics and virtual reality fields with accompanying literature survey followed by the description of the MSS hardware, operation and ground based simulator. A description of the design and details of the current implementation is followed by an evaluation of performance results and anticipated future work.
Allard, P. A virtual environment for training space station teleoperators. Master's thesis, McGill University.
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