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Surface property determination for planetary rovers
Author(s): William E. Severson; Robert J. Douglass; Stephen J. Hennessy; Robert Boyd; David J. Anhalt
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Paper Abstract

The identification and sensing of nongeometric properties of the surface which affect the safety and hazard avoidance capabilities of planetary rovers are addressed. Topics discussed include terrain features of the lunar and Martian surfaces, rover mobility, and sensors for extracting information on the nongeometric hazards facing rover. Subsurface radar, multispectral imaging, and a ground truth sensor are considered to be the most effective sensors for determining surface properties and detecting nongeometric hazards.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1388, Mobile Robots V, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48101
Show Author Affiliations
William E. Severson, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
Robert J. Douglass, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
Stephen J. Hennessy, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
Robert Boyd, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
David J. Anhalt, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1388:
Mobile Robots V
Wendell H. Chun; William J. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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