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Application of laser radar to autonomous spacecraft landing
Author(s): Kurt W. Gleichman; Peter Tchoryk Jr.; Robert E. Sampson
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the scenario of an autonomous landing like that required for the Mars Rover Sample Return Mission. An application of laser radar for conducting autonomous hazard detection and avoidance is discussed. A trade-study is performed to identify operational and implementation constraints as well as the state of the art in component technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1416, Laser Radar VI, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43734
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Kurt W. Gleichman, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Peter Tchoryk Jr., Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Robert E. Sampson, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1416:
Laser Radar VI
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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