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In-situ operations and planning for the Mars Science Laboratory Robotic Arm : the first 200 Sols

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dc.contributor.author Robinson, M.
dc.contributor.author Collins, C.
dc.contributor.author Leger, P.
dc.contributor.author Carsten, J.
dc.contributor.author Tompkins, V.
dc.contributor.author Hartman, F.
dc.contributor.author Yen, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-21T16:48:06Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-21T16:48:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-03
dc.identifier.citation 8th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and the IEEE Reliability Society, Maui, Hawai, June 2–6, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-2022
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44187
dc.description.abstract The Robotic Arm (RA) has operated for more than 200 Martian solar days (or sols) since the Mars Science Laboratory rover touched down in Gale Crater on August 5, 2012. During the first seven months on Mars the robotic arm has performed multiple contact science sols including the positioning of the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) and/or Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) with respect to rocks or loose regolith targets. The RA has supported sample acquisition using both the scoop and drill, sample processing with CHIMRA (Collection and Handling for In- Situ Martian Rock Analysis), and delivery of sample portions to the observation tray, and the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) and CHEMIN (Chemistry and Mineralogy) science instruments. This paper describes the planning and execution of robotic arm activities during surface operations, and reviews robotic arm performance results from Mars to date. 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, 2013 en_US
dc.subject manipulation en_US
dc.subject Mars surface operations en_US
dc.subject in-situ operations en_US
dc.subject space robotics en_US
dc.subject robotic arm en_US
dc.title In-situ operations and planning for the Mars Science Laboratory Robotic Arm : the first 200 Sols en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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