Analog Lunar Robotic Site Survey at Haughton Crater

Terrence W. Fong, Matthew Deans, M. Bualat, L. Flueckiger, M. Allan, H. Utz, S. Lee, V. To, and P. Lee
Workshop on Enabling Exploration: The Lunar Outpost and Beyond, October, 2007.


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Abstract
The "Human-Robot Site Survey" (HRSS) project is a multi-year activity that is investigating techniques for lunar site survey. The system that we are developing coordinates humans and multiple robots in a variety of team configurations and control modes in order to perform comprehensive surface surveys. Site survey involves producing high-quality, detailed maps, including 3D surface models, mineralogy, subsurface stratigraphy, etc. These maps are required for scientific understanding, site planning and operations, and in-situ resource utilization. In July 2007, two NASA Ames K10 rovers operated at Haughton Crater on Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada, autonomously surveying multiple lunar analog sites with terrain and subsurface mapping sensors. Operations were designed to simulate a near-term lunar mission, including remote sensing data, operations tools, proximity and remote operations back rooms, and limited-bandwidth data communications.

Keywords
space robotics, planetary rovers, survey

Notes
Number of pages: 2

Text Reference
Terrence W. Fong, Matthew Deans, M. Bualat, L. Flueckiger, M. Allan, H. Utz, S. Lee, V. To, and P. Lee, "Analog Lunar Robotic Site Survey at Haughton Crater," Workshop on Enabling Exploration: The Lunar Outpost and Beyond, October, 2007.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2007_5857,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Matthew Deans and M. Bualat and L. Flueckiger and M. Allan and H. Utz and S. Lee and V. To and P. Lee",
   title = "Analog Lunar Robotic Site Survey at Haughton Crater",
   booktitle = "Workshop on Enabling Exploration: The Lunar Outpost and Beyond",
   publisher = "LEAG",
   month = "October",
   year = "2007",
   number = "3058",
}