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Standard Interface for Robotic Manipulation (SIROM)
- Client: H2020 – EC – REA / PERASPERA
- Start date: 2016
- Ending date: 2019
Standard Interface for Robotic Manipulation (SIROM) of payloads in future space missions.
SIROM is one of the key “building blocks” developed for the European Union in the frame of PERASPERA, a project aiming to deliver enabling technologies and
demonstrate autonomous robotic systems for on-orbit satellite servicing and planetary exploration.
SIROM was developed in the first Call of PERASPERA (2016-2019) by a project consortium formed by SENER, AIRBUS DS, Thales Alenia Space, Leonardo, University of Strathclyde, DFKI, Teletel, Space Applications Services and Mag Soar.
As project coordinator, SENER responsibilities included the development, design, manufacturing, assembly, and integration of the SIROM mechanical interface, including the allocation of the rest of interfaces: data, electrical/power and thermal.
SIROM was successfully tested in a final orbital scenario by means of robotic devices, performing several test maneuvers, in AIRBUS DS (Bremen) and DLR.
In EROSS, project of the second Call of PERASPERA (2019-2021), SENER has developed an integrated SIROM product combining the mechanics and flight compatible electronics, resulting in a simple and compact mechanism.
SIROM is also being applied in other projects such as: MIRROR (ESA project), PERIOD (third PERASPERA Call) or LOP-G IVR studies.
SIROM generic design
SIROM is multi-functional (4-in-1 functionalities) intelligent interface combining the following in a single and integrated form:
- Mechanical interface to allow mating and load transfer
- Electrical interface for power transmission
- Data interfaces for data, TM & TC transmission
- Fluid interface for refueling or heat regulation
- On-orbit servicing
- In-orbit assembly and manufacturing
- Assembly of large structures or antennas in space
- Payload upgrade or replacement for satellites
- Robot tool exchange
- Active debris removal
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730035.
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