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SINPLEX: a Small Integrated Navigation System for Planetary Exploration

Steffes, Stephen R. and Theil, Stephan and Dumke, Michael and Heise, David and Sagliano, Marco and Samaan, Malak A. and Laan, Erik and Durkut, Murat and Duivenvoorde, Tom and Nijkerk, David and Schulte, Jan and Söderholm, Stefan and Skaborn, Daniel and Berkhout, Joris and Esposito, Marco and Conticello, Simon and Visee, Richard and Monna, Bert and Stelwagen, Frank (2013) SINPLEX: a Small Integrated Navigation System for Planetary Exploration.

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Abstract

SINPLEX is a research and development project funded by the European Commission. Its main goal is to develop an innovative solution to significantly reduce the mass of the navigation subsystem for exploration missions which include landing and/or rendezvous and capture phases. Future space missions which explore asteroids, comets, planets and planetary moons will likely bring robotic vehicles and may provide the capability to return samples to Earth. For these kinds of missions in particular, mass is one of the most critical factors. In SINPLEX, the system mass is reduced while still maintaining good navigation performance as compared to a conventional modular system. This is done by functionally integrating the navigation sensors, using micro- and nanotechnology to miniaturize electronics and fusing the sensor data within a navigation filter to improve navigation performance. The designed system includes a navigation computer, IMU, laser altimeter/range finder, star tracker and navigation camera and is fully redundant. The objectives of the project are to develop an integrated novel navigation system, produce a breadboard and demonstrate its performance in a hardware-in-the-loop test facility with realistic trajectories. This work provides an overview of the project and presents the current design and status.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/80994/
Document Type:Editorship of Proceedings
Title:SINPLEX: a Small Integrated Navigation System for Planetary Exploration
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Steffes, Stephen R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Theil, StephanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dumke, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Heise, DavidUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sagliano, MarcoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Samaan, Malak A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Laan, ErikUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Durkut, MuratUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Duivenvoorde, TomUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nijkerk, DavidUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schulte, JanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Söderholm, StefanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Skaborn, DanielUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Berkhout, JorisUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Esposito, MarcoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Conticello, SimonUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Visee, RichardUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Monna, BertUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stelwagen, FrankUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:16
Status:Published
Keywords:miniaturized integrated navigation system planetary exploration, IMU, star tracker, laser altimeter rangefinder, navigation camera, optical
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Navigation and Control Systems
Deposited By: Steffes, Stephen
Deposited On:05 Feb 2013 09:20
Last Modified:18 Aug 2016 10:01

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