Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 299-303, 2013
http://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XL-1-W2/299/2013/
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W2-299-2013
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16 Aug 2013
MARTIAN SWARM EXPLORATION AND MAPPING USING LASER SLAM
S. Nowak, T. Krüger, J. Matthaei, and U. Bestmann Institute of Flight Guidance, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Keywords: Extra-terrestrial, Aerial, Robotic, SLAM, Tracking, Fusion, Navigation Abstract. In order to explore planet Mars in detail and search for extra-terrestrial life the observation from orbit is not sufficient. To realize complex exploration tasks the use of automatic operating robots with a robust fault-tolerant method of navigation, independent of any infrastructure is a possibility. This work includes a concept of rotary-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) for Martian exploration in a swarm. Besides the scenario of Martian surrounding, with a small number of distinctive landmarks, the challenge consists of a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) concept using laser data of all swarm members.
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Citation: Nowak, S., Krüger, T., Matthaei, J., and Bestmann, U.: MARTIAN SWARM EXPLORATION AND MAPPING USING LASER SLAM, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 299-303, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W2-299-2013, 2013.

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