Center of Excellence for Aeronautics and Astronautics
Sumant Sharma is a Ph.D. student in the Space Rendezvous Laboratory. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering. His current research focus is to design and implement a robust, fast, and globally optimal vision system to estimate the relative position and attitude of a non-cooperative space resident using monocular vision. One application of this vision system would be on-orbit servicing of defunct satellites where range measurements or any a-priori relative motion information is unavailable.