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Robust and opportunistic autonomous science for a potential Titan Aerobot

Show simple item record Gaines, Daniel M. Estlin, Tara Schaffer, Steve Castano, Rebecca Elfes, Alberto 2010-08-24T18:13:41Z 2010-08-24T18:13:41Z 2010-05-13
dc.identifier.citation AAS George H Born Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, May 13, 2010. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 10-1976
dc.description.abstract We are developing onboard planning and execution technologies to provide robust and opportunistic mission operations for a potential Titan aerobot. Aerobot have the potential for collecting a vast amount of high priority science data. However, to be effective, an aerobot must address several challenges including communication constraints, extended periods without contact with Earth, uncertain and changing environmental conditions, maneuverability constraints and potentially short-lived science opportunities. We are developing the AerOASIS system to develop and test technology to support autonomous science operations for a potential Titan Aerobot. The planning and execution component of AerOASIS is able to generate mission operations plans that achieve science and engineering objectives while respecting mission and resource constraints as well as adapting the plan to respond to new science opportunities. Our technology leverages prior work on the OASIS system for autonomous rover exploration. In this paper we describe how the OASIS planning component was adapted to address the unique challenges of a Titan Aerobot and we describe a field demonstration of the system with the JPL prototype aerobot. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2010. en_US
dc.subject autonomous science en_US
dc.subject planning and execution en_US
dc.title Robust and opportunistic autonomous science for a potential Titan Aerobot en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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