Seminar Series


10 Apr,1998


10:00 am


102D , Cullen College of Engineering


Development of Robotic Inspection capability for the International Space Station


Mr.John Turner


This presentation will describe robotic applications on the International Space Station (ISS) and the role of robotics in assembly operations. The organization and purpose of the Autonomous Extravehicular Camera (AERCam) will be discussed. A special emphasis will be made to the development of a new semi-autonomous robotic free flying vehicle designed to perform inspection and observation missions for Space Station astronauts.

Mr. John Turner

Mr. Turner is a project engineer with the United Space Alliance. He has worked in the Space Industry for over twelve years for the United States Air Force (USAF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and most recently, the United Space Alliance (USA). He is currently a Captain in the USAF Reserves.

Mr. Turners academic background is in Aerospace and Ocean engineering, Astrodynamics, and Industrial Engineering. He is currently a doctoral student working in the field of Risk Management. His work experience includes space shuttle trajectory analysis, flight planning, and flight operations. Mr. Turner also has extensive experience in the Space Station program and is currently managing the development of a semi-autonomous robotic inspection vehicle for the International Space Station (ISS).


All Are Welcome.  Refreshments will be served.