Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Vision based Hazard detection and obstacle Avoidance for planetary landing

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Mahmood, W. ; Satellite R&D Center, Karachi, Pakistan ; Shah, S.M.A.

Current lunar and planetary missions aim for pinpoint landing accuracy. Landing a set of science instruments at the edge of a particular crater or critical life-supporting supplies in proximity of a lunar outpost is not possible with the kilometer level precision of past. To achieve this level of precise landing, accurate identification of potential hazards (like craters, boulders, steep slopes, etc.) is necessary. In this paper, a robust algorithm for autonomous hazard detection and avoidance (HDA) for a low cost, pinpoint planetary lander, Magnolia-1 is proposed. The algorithm requires no input from classical inertial sensors. The hazard assessment and navigation is done purely by using imaging camera. The primary algorithm incorporates different functions which include (a) Feature selection and hazard identification, (b) Feature transformation and hazard mapping, (c) Safe site selection and (d) Site tracking and retargeting. Implementation of each functional block and simulation results for the algorithm are presented in this paper.

Published in:

Nonlinear Dynamics and Synchronization, 2009. INDS '09. 2nd International Workshop on

Date of Conference:

20-21 July 2009

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.