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Title: Targeting and localization for Mars Rover operations
Authors: Powell, Mark W.
Crockett, Thomas
Fox, Jason M.
Joswig, Joseph C.
Norris, Jeffrey S.
Rabe, Kenneth J.
Keywords: remote rover operations
remote science
in situ science
Issue Date: 16-Sep-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: IEEE Information Reuse and Integration Conference, Hawaii, September 16-18, 2006.
Abstract: In this work we discuss how the quality of localization knowledge impacts the remote operation of rovers on the surface of Mars. We look at the techniques of localization estimation used in the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rover missions. We examine the motivation behind the modes of targeting for different types of activities, such as navigation, remote science, and in situ science. We discuss the virtues and shortcomings of existing approaches and new improvements in the latest operations tools used to support the Mars Exploration Rover missions and rover technology development tasks at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We conclude with future directions we plan to explore in improving the localization knowledge available for operations and more effective targeting of rovers and their instrument payloads
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