College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
The objective of our research project is to develop a lab testbed composed of a curved surface to represent a spacecraft hull, a mobile robot equipped with repair tools, and a robotic arm equipped with a laser 3D scanner. This project is part of a larger grant to the University of Akron from Space Force and Air Research Labs. The lab testbed developed in this project will be used to assist in creating and testing a software and algorithm to inspect and repair spacecraft while in orbit. The project will involve researching spacecraft hulls to create an accurate simulation bed, using the gathered information to design a testbed complete with all components found on the outside of a spacecraft, researching and designing a mobile robot to traverse the hull surface, and implementing the use of the 3D scanner by creating a gripper to allow the robotic arm to use the scanner.
Dr. Ajay Mahajan
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. Scott Sawyer
Proprietary and/or Confidential Information
Greene, Emily; Orosa, Ashton; Patek, Julia; and Doty, Nathan, "Space Force Design Project" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1699.
Emily Greene's Cover Sheet
AOrosa-WHC-Honors Research Project Proposal Cover Sheet.pdf (811 kB)
Ashton Orosa's Cover Sheet
Space Force Research Project Signed WHC HRP.pdf (90 kB)