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Descent-speed testing of a hazard detection system for safe landing on Mars

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, A. E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Skulsky, E. D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-11-09T22:46:53Z
dc.date.available 2004-11-09T22:46:53Z
dc.date.issued 2002-02-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 25th Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-0308 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/37089
dc.description.abstract In a previous paper we described an approach for testing a prototype system designed to detect hazards during the terminal descent phase of a mission to Mars. The system under development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) utilizes a scanning laser radar and an inertial measurement unit to map the landing zone, identify hazards, and thenguide the vehicle to a safe landing site. The test approach consisted of a placing this system on a rocket sled, accelerating the sled to typical descent speeds, and mapping a simulated Martian terrain. The data would then be processed to identify hazards and locate a safe landing site. Since ref. 1 was written several such tests have been performed. In this paper we provide an update on the testing methodology and we present preliminary results from one of the tests. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other hazard detection en_US
dc.title Descent-speed testing of a hazard detection system for safe landing on Mars en_US


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