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System verification of MSL Skycrane using an integrated ADAMS simulation

Show simple item record White, Christopher Antoun, George Brugarolas, Paul Lih, Shyh-Shiuh Peng, Chia-Yen Phan, Linh San Martin, Alejandro Sell, Steven 2015-03-18T21:35:18Z 2015-03-18T21:35:18Z 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.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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