Robotic Lunar Rover Technologies and SEI Supporting Technologies at Sandia National Laboratories
- Klarer, Paul R.
- JAN 1, 1992.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- Existing robotic rover technologies at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) can be applied toward the realization of a robotic lunar rover mission in the near term. Recent activities at the SNL-RVR have demonstrated the utility of existing rover technologies for performing remote field geology tasks similar to those envisioned on a robotic lunar rover mission. Specific technologies demonstrated include low-data-rate teleoperation, multivehicle control, remote site and sample inspection, standard bandwidth stereo vision, and autonomous path following based on both internal dead reckoning and an external position location update system. These activities serve to support the use of robotic rovers for an early return to the lunar surface by demonstrating capabilities that are attainable with off-the-shelf technology and existing control techniques. The breadth of technical activities at SNL provides many supporting technology areas for robotic rover development. These range from core competency areas and microsensor fabrication facilities, to actual space qualification of flight components that are designed and fabricated in-house.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19930008066., Accession ID: 93N17255., and Lunar and Planetary Inst., Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Lunar Resource Assessment; p 35.
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