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Autonomous navigation and control of a Mars roverA Mars rover will need to be able to navigate autonomously kilometers at a time. This paper outlines the sensing, perception, planning, and execution monitoring systems that are currently being designed for the rover. The sensing is based around stereo vision. The interpretation of the images use a registration of the depth map with a global height map provided by an orbiting spacecraft. Safe, low energy paths are then planned through the map, and expectations of what the rover's articulation sensors should sense are generated. These expectations are then used to ensure that the planned path is correctly being executed.
Miller, D. P. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States) Atkinson, D. J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States) Wilcox, B. H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States) Mishkin, A. H. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
August 14, 2013
January 1, 1990
Ground Support Systems And Facilities (Space)
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