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human exploration using real-time robotic operations (herro)- crew telerobotic control vehicle (ctcv) designThe HERRO concept allows real time investigation of planets and small bodies by sending astronauts to orbit these targets and telerobotically explore them using robotic systems. Several targets have been put forward by past studies including Mars, Venus, and near Earth asteroids. A conceptual design study was funded by the NASA Innovation Fund to explore what the HERRO concept and it's vehicles would look like and what technological challenges need to be met. This design study chose Mars as the target destination. In this way the HERRO studies can define the endpoint design concepts for an all-up telerobotic exploration of the number one target of interest Mars. This endpoint design will serve to help planners define combined precursor telerobotics science missions and technology development flights. A suggested set of these technologies and demonstrator missions is shown in Appendix B. The HERRO concept includes a crewed telerobotics orbit vehicle as well three Truck rovers, each supporting two teleoperated geologist robots Rockhounds (each truck/Rockhounds set is landed using a commercially launched aeroshell landing system.) Options include a sample ascent system teamed with an orbital telerobotic sample rendezvous and return spacecraft (S/C) (yet to be designed). Each truck rover would be landed in a science location with the ability to traverse a 100 km diameter area, carrying the Rockhounds to 100 m diameter science areas for several week science activities. The truck is not only responsible for transporting the Rockhounds to science areas, but also for relaying telecontrol and high-res communications to/from the Rockhound and powering/heating the Rockhound during the non-science times (including night-time). The Rockhounds take the place of human geologists by providing an agile robotic platform with real-time telerobotics control to the Rockhound from the crew telerobotics orbiter. The designs of the Truck rovers and Rockhounds will be described in other publications. This document focuses on the CTCV design.
Document ID
20100029636
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Oleson, Steven R.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
McGuire, Melissa L.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Burke, Laura
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Chato, David
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Fincannon, James
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Landis, Geoff
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Sandifer, Carl
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Warner, Joe
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Williams, Glenn
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Colozza, Tony
(Analex Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Fittje, Jim
(Analex Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Martini, Mike
(Analex Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Packard, Tom
(Analex Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
McCurdy, Dave
(ASRC Aerospace Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Gyekenyesi, John
(ASRC Aerospace Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
July 25, 2010
Subject Category
Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Report/Patent Number
E-17422
Meeting Information
2010 Joint Propulsion Conference and Exposition(Nashville, TN)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 346620.02.01.01.03.02
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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