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On-Board Perception System For Planetary Aerobot Balloon NavigationNASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is implementing the Planetary Aerobot Testbed to develop the technology needed to operate a robotic balloon aero-vehicle (Aerobot). This earth-based system would be the precursor for aerobots designed to explore Venus, Mars, Titan and other gaseous planetary bodies. The on-board perception system allows the aerobot to localize itself and navigate on a planet using information derived from a variety of celestial, inertial, ground-imaging, ranging, and radiometric sensors.
Document ID
20060036410
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Balaram, J.
Scheid, Robert E.
T. Salomon, Phil
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
July 19, 1996
Subject Category
Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence And Robotics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Planetary Aerobot Testbed robotic balloon aero-vehicle sensing modalities
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