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Title: On-Board Perception System For Planetary Aerobot Balloon Navigation
Authors: Balaram, J.
Scheid, Robert E.
T.Salomon, Phil
Issue Date: 19-Jul-1996
Citation: Orlando, Florida, USA
Abstract: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is implementing the Planetary Aerobot Testbed to develop the technology needed to operate a robotic balloon aero-vehicle (Aerobot). This earth-based system would be the precursor for aerobots designed to explore Venus, Mars, Titan and other gaseous planetary bodies. The on-board perception system allows the aerobot to localize itself and navigate on a planet using information derived from a variety of celestial, inertial, ground-imaging, ranging, and radiometric sensors.
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