Satellite-map position estimation for the Mars rover
- Dean, Thomas
- Jan 31, 1989.
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- Hayashi, Akira
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- A method for locating the Mars rover using an elevation map generated from satellite data is described. In exploring its environment, the rover is assumed to generate a local rover-centered elevation map that can be used to extract information about the relative position and orientation of landmarks corresponding to local maxima. These landmarks are integrated into a stochastic map which is then matched with the satellite map to obtain an estimate of the robot's current location. The landmarks are not explicitly represented in the satellite map. The results of the matching algorithm correspond to a probabilistic assessment of whether or not the robot is located within a given region of the satellite map. By assigning a probabilistic interpretation to the information stored in the satellite map, researchers are able to provide a precise characterization of the results computed by the matching algorithm.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19900019753.
Accession ID: 90N29069.
JPL, California Inst. of Tech., Proceedings of the NASA Conference on Space Telerobotics, Volume 2; p 275-282.
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