Tele-Operated Lunar Rover Navigation Using Lidar
- Loh, Jonathan
- September 03, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Deans, Matthew C.
Allan, Mark B.
Utz, Hans, Heinrich
Burridge, Robert R.
Lee, Susan Y.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- Near real-time tele-operated driving on the lunar surface remains constrained by bandwidth and signal latency despite the Moon s relative proximity. As part of our work within NASA s Human-Robotic Systems Project (HRS), we have developed a stand-alone modular LIDAR based safeguarded tele-operation system of hardware, middleware, navigation software and user interface. The system has been installed and tested on two distinct NASA rovers-JSC s Centaur2 lunar rover prototype and ARC s KRex research rover- and tested over several kilometers of tele-operated driving at average sustained speeds of 0.15 - 0.25 m/s around rocks, slopes and simulated lunar craters using a deliberately constrained telemetry link. The navigation system builds onboard terrain and hazard maps, returning highest priority sections to the off-board operator as permitted by bandwidth availability. It also analyzes hazard maps onboard and can stop the vehicle prior to contacting hazards. It is robust to severe pose errors and uses a novel scan alignment algorithm to compensate for attitude and elevation errors.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20120016849.
International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (I-SAIRAS); 4-6 Sep. 2012; Turin; Italy.
- Copyright, Distribution as joint owner in the copyright.
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