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Autonomous multirover system for complex planetary surface retrieval operations
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Paper Abstract

As the complexity of the missions to planetary surfaces increases, so too does the need for autonomous operation of the rover systems. This is coupled with the power, weight and computer storage restrictions on such systems. This paper presents a multirover system that is capable of cooperative planetary surface retrieval operations such as a multiple cache recovery mission to Mars. The system employs autonomous navigation, and is coupled through a low bandwidth communication channel. We also report the results of some experimental studies in simulated multiple cache retrieval operations in planetary environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3209, Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Autonomous Robotic Systems, (22 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.287641
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Terrance L. Huntsberger, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3209:
Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Autonomous Robotic Systems
Paul S. Schenker; Gerard T. McKee, Editor(s)

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