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TRON - Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Facility for Lunar Descent and Landing Optical Navigation

Krüger, Hans and Theil, Stephan (2010) TRON - Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Facility for Lunar Descent and Landing Optical Navigation. In: IFAC Papers Online. IFAC-ACA 2010 Automatic Control in Aerospace, 6.-10. Sep. 2010, Nara, Japan.

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Abstract

Future exploration missions require advanced optical sensors for precise navigation and landing site evaluation. The Testbed for Robotic Optical Navigation (TRON) is a Hardware-in-the-Loop test environment, with the purpose to support the development of optical navigation technology, and to qualify breadboards to TRL 4, and to qualify flight models to TRL 5-6. In this paper the design and ongoing realization of TRON is discussed. The first application of TRON is to simulate relevant parts of the lunar landing. After illustrating the concept, the building blocks of the laboratory are explained in detail. These are the simulation of the scaled dynamics via a 7-DOF robot, the simulation of the optical environment via a black out system and a lighting system, and the simulation of the terrain geometry via scaled 3D terrain models. With modifications TRON can also provide relevant environments for Mars, asteroids and moons.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:TRON - Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Facility for Lunar Descent and Landing Optical Navigation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Krüger, Hanshans.krueger@dlr.de
Theil, Stephanstephan.theil@dlr.de
Date:9 September 2010
Journal or Publication Title:IFAC Papers Online
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Hardware-in-the-loop test, optical navigation, safe and precise landing, spacecraft autonomy
Event Title:IFAC-ACA 2010 Automatic Control in Aerospace
Event Location:Nara, Japan
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:6.-10. Sep. 2010
Organizer:IFAC
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt ATON - Spacebus (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Regelungs- und Datensysteme
Deposited By: Hans Krüger
Deposited On:03 Feb 2012 12:16
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:30

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