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Vision aided inertial navigation for autonomous pinpoint planetary landing
Author(s): Junhua Feng; Pingyuan Cui; Hutao Cui
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Paper Abstract

Autonomous landing spacecraft precisely to selected zone is rather important for planetary exploration. This paper describes a vision aided inertial navigation scheme to meet the requirement of autonomous pinpoint planetary landing. Landmarks and opportunistic features are detected and tracked autonomously to revise the error of inertial navigation. The image coordinates of landmarks and features derived from navigation camera and the measurements of inertial measurement unit are integrated with extended Kalman flter to estimate the pose of spacecraft and opportunistic features' position in inertial reference frame. Numeric simulation demonstrates the validity of the proposed navigation scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7651, International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009, 76512V (2 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855287
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Junhua Feng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Pingyuan Cui, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Hutao Cui, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7651:
International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009
Xingrui Ma; Baohua Yang; Ming Li, Editor(s)

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