A Surface Exploration Vehicle Testbed for Real-Time Control Exerimentation

by Songjae Lee,
R. Michael Brown,
Ta-Yu Yuan,
Chih-Kang Chao,
Dhaval Patel,
Gordon K. Lee,
Robert B. Kelley,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV


Current mission scenarios for return to the moon as well as Mars include some robotic systems; for the precursor unmanned mission, these systems will be required to operate under autonomous or supervised autonomous conditions and as such, some form of intelligence for guidance, navigation and control is necessary. For the manned missions, theses robotic systems will probably include teleoperated, human assisted operations. However, for these cases, GNC will still be necessary for intelligent decision-making, path planning and path tracking during the mission life cycle.

Subject Headings: Unmanned vehicles | Control systems | Computer models | Automation and robotics | Tracking | Intelligent transportation systems | Navigation (geomatic) | Life cycles

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