Robotic Site Survey at Haughton Crater

Terrence W. Fong, Mark Allan, Xavier Bouyssounouse, Maria G. Bualat, Matthew Deans, Laurence Edwards, Lorenzo Fl?kiger, Leslie Keely, Susan Y. Lee, David Lees, Vinh To, and Hans Utz
9th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation in Space, March, 2008.


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Abstract
In Summer 2007, we field-tested a robotic survey system at Haughton Crater (Devon Island, Canada). Two NASA Ames K10 planetary rovers performed systematic surveys of several simulated lunar sites, including a roughly 700m x 700m region called Drill Hill. The rovers carried a 3D scanning lidar for topographic mapping and ground penetrating radar to map subsurface structure. In this paper, we describe our robotic survey system, present the results of the field test, and summarize the lessons learned.

Keywords
planetary rover, lunar exploration, robotic survey

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Associated Project(s): Lunar Rover Initiative
Number of pages: 8

Text Reference
Terrence W. Fong, Mark Allan, Xavier Bouyssounouse, Maria G. Bualat, Matthew Deans, Laurence Edwards, Lorenzo Fl?kiger, Leslie Keely, Susan Y. Lee, David Lees, Vinh To, and Hans Utz, "Robotic Site Survey at Haughton Crater," 9th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation in Space, March, 2008.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2008_5932,
   author = "Terrence W Fong and Mark Allan and Xavier Bouyssounouse and Maria G. Bualat and Matthew Deans and Laurence Edwards and Lorenzo Fl?kiger and Leslie Keely and Susan Y. Lee and David Lees and Vinh To and Hans Utz",
   title = "Robotic Site Survey at Haughton Crater",
   booktitle = "9th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation in Space",
   month = "March",
   year = "2008",
}