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Mars Rover Local Navigation And Hazard Avoidance
Author(s): B. H. Wilcox; D. B. Gennery; A. H. Mishkin
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Paper Abstract

A Mars rover sample return mission has been proposed for the late 1990's. Due to the long speed-of-light delays between Earth and Mars, some autonomy on the rover is highly desirable. JPL has been conducting research in two possible modes of rover operation, Computer-Aided Remote Driving and Semiautonomous Navigation. A recently-completed research program used a half-scale testbed vehicle to explore several of the concepts in semiautonomous navigation. A new, full-scale vehicle with all computational and power resources on-board will be used in the coming year to demonstrate relatively fast semiautonomous navigation. The computational and power requirements for Mars rover local navigation and hazard avoidance are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1007, Mobile Robots III, (10 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949085
Show Author Affiliations
B. H. Wilcox, California institute of Technology (United States)
D. B. Gennery, California institute of Technology (United States)
A. H. Mishkin, California institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1007:
Mobile Robots III
William J. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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