JPL Technical Report Server

The Mars Exploration Rover instrument positioning system

Show simple item record Baumgartner, Eric T. Bonitz, Robert G. Shiraishi, Lori R. Melko, Joseph P. Leger, P. Chris 2007-10-30T18:01:40Z 2007-10-30T18:01:40Z 2005-03-05
dc.identifier.citation International IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana on about March 5- 12, 2005 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-3521
dc.description.abstract During Mars Exploration Rover (MER) surface operations, the scientific data gathered by the in situ instrument suite has been invaluable with respect to the discovery of a significant water history at Meridiani Planum and the hint of water processes at work in Gusev Crater. Specifically, the ability to perform precision manipulation from a mobile platform (i.e., mobile manipulation) has been a critical part of the successful operation of Spirit and Opportunity rovers. As such, this paper describes the MER Instrument Positioning System that allows the in situ instruments to operate and collect their important science data using a robust, dexterous robotic arm combined with visual target selection and autonomous software functions. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 3468097 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject Mars Exploration Rover (MER) en
dc.subject instrument postitioning systems en
dc.subject in situ instruments en
dc.title The Mars Exploration Rover instrument positioning system en
dc.type Preprint en

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