- Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking for Earth-based and Deep-Space Missions: The proposed FOCA-ELM algorithm may enable safe and accurate guidance for relative motion in space environments that are potentially cluttered with cooperative and non-cooperative RSOs. Thus, such algorithms can be employed for applications involving rendezvous and docking operations. - Asteroid and Comet exploration: Solution architectures that address growing capabilities and capacity for precise and safe close-proximity operations (e.g. landing, hovering Touach-And-Go) for robotic and crewed missions.
Advanced guidance and control technologies for relative motion in space will support continuity of operations and autonomy for multiple tactical and/or strategic DoD and Commercial missions. The latter include 1) In-Orbit Spacecraft Servicing and 2) In-Orbit Space Situational Awareness.