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System verification of MSL Skycrane using an integrated ADAMS simulation

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dc.contributor.author White, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Antoun, George
dc.contributor.author Brugarolas, Paul
dc.contributor.author Lih, Shyh-Shiuh
dc.contributor.author Peng, Chia-Yen
dc.contributor.author Phan, Linh
dc.contributor.author San Martin, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Sell, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-18T21:35:18Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-18T21:35:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-03
dc.identifier.citation 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 3-10, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-0208
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45011
dc.description.abstract Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) will use the Skycrane architecture to execute final descent and landing maneuvers. The Skycrane phase uses closed-loop feedback control throughout the entire phase, starting with rover separation, through mobility deploy, and through touchdown, ending only when the bridles have completely slacked. The integrated ADAMS simulation described in this paper couples complex dynamical models created by the mechanical subsystem with actual GNC flight software algorithms that have been compiled and linked into ADAMS. These integrated simulations provide the project with the best means to verify key Skycrane requirements which have a tightly coupled GNC-Mechanical aspect to them. It also provides the best opportunity to validate the design of the algorithm that determines when to cut the bridles. The results of the simulations show the excellent performance of the Skycrane system. 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, 2012 en_US
dc.title System verification of MSL Skycrane using an integrated ADAMS simulation en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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