Special Issue on Standard-Modular Mechanical Interface for Space

Submission Deadline: Feb. 25, 2020

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Javier Vinals
      Sener Structures and Mechanisms Section, Getxo, Spain
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  • Introduction

    Universal and multiple functional interface technologies can become the physical key for flexible and reconfigurable space robots, which need to be adaptable for different tasks found in many space missions. The extended use of such space robotic interfaces in a space system will also enable physical flexible configurations and reconfigurations of many space systems. As an example, the use of such interfaces for the flexible reconfiguration of satellites is fundamental to the creation of modular and serviceable satellites in future, in which standard interfaces that groups mainly mechanical, electrical, data and thermal connections are used to both reconfiguration and serviceability. The use of these interfaces can hence provide a critical linking between a target space system such as a satellite and a manipulating space robot.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. space robotics
    2. space interface
    3. standard interface
    4. orbital missions
    5. orbital payload
    6. modularity

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijmea.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.