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Title: An Automomous Optical Navigation and Control System for Interplanetary Exploration Missions
Authors: Riedel, J. E.
Bhaskaran, S.
Synnott, S. P.
Bollman, W. E.
Null, G. W.
Issue Date: 16-Apr-1996
Citation: Washington, D.C., USA
Abstract: The first fully autonomous deep-space navigation system ever implemented is planned to guide the New Millenium Deep Space-1 mission to an asteroid and comet beginning in mid-1998. This system is based to a large extent on Optical Navigation (OPNAV) technology developed for the NASA/JPL interplanetary exploration probes Voyager and Galileo. This paper describes the structure and algorithmic content of the Autonomous OPNAV system. The system has several major autonomous functions: picture planning, image analysis, orbit determination, manuever design and general interaction with other onboard autonomous systems.
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