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Sensors for autonomous navigation and hazard avoidance on a planetary microrover
Author(s): William N. Kaliardos
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Paper Abstract

A sensor selection and design process for a small planetary rover is presented for the purpose of autonomous navigation and hazard avoidance. The selection process includes an overview of the options in methods and hardware, followed by the choice/design of sensors based on the performance requirements, vehicle constraints, and other factors. Emphasis is on the design methodology from a systems engineering perspective. Because of the need for prototype microrover demonstrations, real issues of cost and availability were strong drivers in the design. These issues, along with the platform limitations, have led to a practical sensor selection for an autonomous planetary microrover.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2220, Sensing, Imaging, and Vision for Control and Guidance of Aerospace Vehicles, (13 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179624
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William N. Kaliardos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2220:
Sensing, Imaging, and Vision for Control and Guidance of Aerospace Vehicles
Jacques G. Verly; Sharon S. Welch, Editor(s)

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