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Relative Optical Navigation for a Lunar Lander Mission

Verveld, Mark J. (2013) Relative Optical Navigation for a Lunar Lander Mission. In: Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control Springer. pp. 661-679. ISBN 978-3-642-38252-9.

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Abstract

This work explores the problem of providing relative velocity navigation for an autonomous precision landing approach on the moon without the use of telemetry or known points of support. An error-state Unscented Kalman Filter for the fusion of inertial and optical imaging sensors is presented. These sensors include a star tracker, a monocular surface camera and a laser altimeter. The filter estimates position, velocity and attitude, which, together with an initial position based on crater matching, allows for trajectory following to the surface. A main difficulty is the scale ambiguity in optical flow. The laser altimeter has been included to resolve this ambiguity and allow for velocity and altitude estimation. The scenario of a lunar landing from parking orbit was chosen to test and verify the developed navigation method in simulation using a high resolution surface model of the moon.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/83229/
Document Type:Book Section
Title:Relative Optical Navigation for a Lunar Lander Mission
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Verveld, Mark J.DLR SR-FLSUNSPECIFIED
Date:2013
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 661-679
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Chu, QipingUNSPECIFIED
Mulder, BobUNSPECIFIED
Choukroun, DanielUNSPECIFIED
van Kampen, Erik-JanUNSPECIFIED
de Visser, CoenUNSPECIFIED
Looye, GertjanUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-3-642-38252-9
Status:Published
Keywords:optical navigation, optical flow, Unscented Kalman filter, lunar lander
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology, Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme, R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt ATON, R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Konzepte und Entwurf
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Unmanned Aircraft
Institute of System Dynamics and Control > Space System Dynamics
Deposited By: Verveld, Mark Johannes
Deposited On:02 Sep 2013 12:02
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:41

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