School of Engineering

EPSRC project AAReST autonomous assembly of a reconfigurable space telescope using 3U nanosatellites

Lecturer in Aerospace Control Nadjim Horri
Control lead in EPSRC/AAReST
Qualifications: MEng, PhD, FHEA


Project work packages 

  • Navigation and control of the mobile robotic nanosatellite simulators.
  • Electromagnetic docking between two nanosatellites
  • Relative motion estimation using Kinect based visual navigation
  • Air bearing table facility development
  • 3U nanosatellite demonstrators development

Main result

  • Project has run between 09/2011 and 03/2012
  • University of Surrey led
  • Led the control work packages (autonomous driving, path following, MPC, mode switching control based on Sensors availability)

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