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A Hazard Detection Sensor for Landing on Europa

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dc.contributor.author San Martin, A. Miguel
dc.contributor.author Skulsky, E. David
dc.contributor.author Trawny, Nikolas
dc.contributor.author Katake, Anup
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-21T23:56:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-21T23:56:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-31
dc.identifier.citation NASA Technical Interchange Meeting on Active Optical Systems for Supporting Science, Exploration, and Aeronautics Measurements Needs, Columbia, Maryland, July 31 - August 2, 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 18-3993
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/48609
dc.description.abstract Based on the limited imagery available, the surface topography of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa is expected to be hazardous for robotic landers. The Europa Lander Concept Pre-Project Team has therefore concluded that onboard hazard detection (and avoidance) using an imaging light detection and ranging (lidar) system is an enabling technology. In this paper we describe the challenges, requirements, technical solution space, and our maturation strategy to advance lidar technology for a Europa Lander mission concept to TRL 6 by 2021. JPL is confident that the resulting technology will be of value to a wide range of lunar and planetary landing missions. 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, 2018 en_US
dc.title A Hazard Detection Sensor for Landing on Europa en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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