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IPS - an autonomous navigation system for future planetary exploration missions

Börner, Anko and Baumbach, Dirk and Buder, Maximilian and Choinowski, André and Ernst, Ines and Grießbach, Denis and Hauber, Ernst and Zuev, Sergey (2015) IPS - an autonomous navigation system for future planetary exploration missions. LCPM 2015, 9.-11.6.2015, Berlin.

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Traditional landing sites for planetary rovers were characterized by relatively benign terrain characteristics (e.g., slopes, roughness), but these sites are not necessarily the most scientifically attractive places. Next generations of planetary exploration missions will feature advanced mobility concepts that focus on close-up or in situ investigations of more challenging regions, e.g., canyons, caves and other sites with difficult topography. Scientific questions linked to such sites rose already from different disciplines, be it astrobiology, geology or geochemistry. As an example, caves on Mars are thought to be unique environments that may enable analyzing habitable conditions, yet their exploration is impossible with current rover designs. Another example are compositionally interesting outcrops high on steep slopes, for example in the Valles Marineris on Mars, which cannot be accessed by wheeled vehicles. In order to explore such spots, innovative mobile robotic systems such as rovers, crawlers, copters, and planes have to be involved. Such robots will need a high degree of autonomy, since they have to move with restricted interaction with any ground station. These robotic systems will have to determine and decide on their own, where they are, where they want to go and which way they will select. This will be a revolutionary step enabling an unprecedented look at the objects of interest. This paper introduces a sensor system for enabling robots to navigate autonomously called IPS (integrated positioning system).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97089/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:IPS - an autonomous navigation system for future planetary exploration missions
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Börner, Ankoanko.boerner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Baumbach, Dirkdirk.baumbach (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Buder, Maximilianmaximilian.buder (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Choinowski, Andréandre.choinowski (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ernst, Inesines.ernst (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Grießbach, Denisdenis.griessbach (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hauber, Ernsternst.hauber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zuev, Sergeysergey.zuev (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:planetary exploration, autonomy, optical navigation
Event Title:LCPM 2015
Event Location:Berlin
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9.-11.6.2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Multisensorielle Weltmodellierung (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Optical Sensor Systems > Information Processing for Optical Systems
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Börner, Anko
Deposited On:06 Jul 2015 06:59
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:53

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