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1. (WO2018180086) DOCKING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/180086    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2018/006765
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 24 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B64G 1/64
Applicants: IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
株式会社IHIエアロスペース
Inventors: ISAYAMA Michio
諫山 道雄
Title: DOCKING DEVICE
Abstract:
The present invention is provided with a resistance generation mechanism which is provided with: a base ring 2 disposed on one space vehicle A; a one-side capturing ring 3 that comes into contact with the other-side space vehicle B; six links 4 that constitute a parallel link mechanism 5 for coupling the base ring 2 and the one-side capturing ring 3; and a linear actuator 10 that extends and contracts the links 4 by using a motor 13 as a drive source, the resistance generation mechanism generating a regenerative current in the motor 13 of the linear actuator 10 to produce a resistance force when the other-side space vehicle B comes into contact with the one-side capturing ring 3 and the links 4 receive a compressive load. Simplification and cost reduction of an electrical system can be achieved in which misalignment with the other-side space vehicle can be corrected and the inertial force of the other-side space vehicle can be attenuated without the need for complicated electrical control.