LANDMARK CONSTELLATION MATCHING FOR PLANETARY LANDER ABSOLUTE LOCALIZATION

Bach Van Pham, Simon Lacroix, Michel Devy, Marc Drieux, Thomas Voirin

Abstract

Precise landing position is required for future planetary exploration missions in order to avoid obstacles on the surface or to get close to scientifically interesting areas. Nevertheless, the current Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) technologies are still far from this capability, as the landing point is predicted with a dispersion of several kilometres. Therefore, research has been conducted to solve this absolute localization problem (also called ``pinpoint landing''), which allows the spacecraft to localize itself within a known reference -- namely orbital imagery. We propose an approach (nicknamed ``Landstel'') which relies on Landmark Constellation matching that gives an alternative to the current solutions and also avoids the drawbacks of existing algorithms. The fusion of the inertial sensor relative motion estimation and the Landstel global position estimation yields a better global position estimation and a higher system's robustness. Position estimation results obtained both with standalone Landstel and with the fusion of INS-Landstel via a simulator are shown and analysed.

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Van Pham B., Lacroix S., Devy M., Drieux M. and Voirin T. (2010). LANDMARK CONSTELLATION MATCHING FOR PLANETARY LANDER ABSOLUTE LOCALIZATION . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-028-3, pages 267-274. DOI: 10.5220/0002815102670274


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp10,
author={Bach Van Pham and Simon Lacroix and Michel Devy and Marc Drieux and Thomas Voirin},
title={LANDMARK CONSTELLATION MATCHING FOR PLANETARY LANDER ABSOLUTE LOCALIZATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={267-274},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002815102670274},
isbn={978-989-674-028-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)
TI - LANDMARK CONSTELLATION MATCHING FOR PLANETARY LANDER ABSOLUTE LOCALIZATION
SN - 978-989-674-028-3
AU - Van Pham B.
AU - Lacroix S.
AU - Devy M.
AU - Drieux M.
AU - Voirin T.
PY - 2010
SP - 267
EP - 274
DO - 10.5220/0002815102670274