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Mars rover local navigation and hazard avoidanceA Mars rover sample return mission has been proposed for the late 1990's. Due to the long speed-of-light delays between earth and Mars, some autonomy on the rover is highly desirable. JPL has been conducting research in two possible modes of rover operation, Computer-Aided Remote Driving and Semiautonomous Navigation. A recently-completed research program used a half-scale testbed vehicle to explore several of the concepts in semiautonomous navigation. A new, full-scale vehicle with all computational and power resources on-board will be used in the coming year to demonstrate relatively fast semiautonomous navigation. The computational and power requirements for Mars rover local navigation and hazard avoidance are discussed.
Document ID
19900024676
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wilcox, B. H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Gennery, D. B. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Mishkin, A. H. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Meeting Information
Mobile Robots III(Cambridge, MA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other