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Beacons for supporting lunar landing navigation

Theil, Stephan and Bora, Leonardo (2016) Beacons for supporting lunar landing navigation. CEAS Space Journal. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s12567-016-0132-6 ISSN 1868-2502

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Abstract

Current and future planetary exploration missions involve a landing on the target celestial body. Almost all of these landing missions are currently relying on a combination of inertial and optical sensor measurements to determine the current flight state with respect to the target body and the desired landing site. As soon as an infrastructure at the landing site exists, the requirements as well as conditions change for vehicles landing close to this existing infrastructure. This paper investigates the options for ground-based infrastructure supporting the onboard navigation system and analyzes the impact on the achievable navigation accuracy. For that purpose, the paper starts with an existing navigation architecture based on optical navigation and extends it with measurements to support navigation with ground infrastructure. A scenario of lunar landing is simulated and the provided functions of the ground infrastructure as well as the location with respect to the landing site are evaluated. The results are analyzed and discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/105766/
Document Type:Article
Title:Beacons for supporting lunar landing navigation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Theil, StephanStephan.Theil (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5346-8091
Bora, LeonardoAirbus Defence and Space Ltd.UNSPECIFIED
Date:25 July 2016
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Space Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/s12567-016-0132-6
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1868-2502
Status:Published
Keywords:Lunar landingAutonomous navigationBeacon navigation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Konzepte und Entwurf
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Navigation and Control Systems
Deposited By: Theil, Dr.-Ing. Stephan
Deposited On:18 Aug 2016 10:15
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:03

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