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Rocket sled testing of a prototype terrain-relative navigation system

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dc.contributor.author Skulsky, Eli David
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Andrew Edie
dc.contributor.author Umland, Jeff
dc.contributor.author Padgett, Curtis
dc.contributor.author Martin, Bill
dc.contributor.author Weinstein, Stacy
dc.contributor.author Wallace, Mark
dc.contributor.author Steltzner, Adam
dc.contributor.author Thurman, Sam
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-30T21:44:45Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-30T21:44:45Z
dc.date.issued 2001-01-31
dc.identifier.citation 24th Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, January 31 - February 4, 2001 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 01-0164
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39450
dc.description.abstract The next generation of Martian landers (2007 and beyond) will employ a precision soft-landing capability that will make it possible to explore previously inaccessible regions on the surface of Mars. This capability will be enabled by onboard systems that automatically identify and avoid terrain containing steep slopes or rocks exceeding a particular terrain height. JPL is currently developing such a hazard detection and avoidance system; this system will map the landing zone with a scanning laser radar, identify hazards, select a safe landing zone, and then guide the vehicle to the selected landing area. This paper describes how one component of this system-hazard detection-is being tested using a rocket sled and simulated Martian terrain. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2999716 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries AAS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 01-026 en
dc.subject entry descent and landing en
dc.subject rocket sled en
dc.subject lidar en
dc.subject hazard detection en
dc.title Rocket sled testing of a prototype terrain-relative navigation system en
dc.type Preprint en


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