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Creating autonomous spacecraft with AFAST
Author(s): Gabriel Udomkesmalee; Guy K. Man; Barbara A. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

Autonomous Feature And Star Tracking (AFAST), essential technology for building autonomous spacecraft that explore solar system bodies, is described. The architecture and processing requirements of the systems compromising AFAST are presented for probable mission scenarios. The focus is on celestial-scene interpretation, the implications of that interpretation for AFAST systems, and an AFAST technology status.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 1995
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2466, Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking II, (12 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211493
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Gabriel Udomkesmalee, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Guy K. Man, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Barbara A. Wilson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2466:
Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking II
Walter J. Fowski; Morris M. Birnbaum, Editor(s)

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