Guidance, navigation, and control for exploration of titan with the dragonfly rotorcraft lander

Timothy G. McGee, Douglas S. Adams, Kenneth E. Hibbard, Elizabeth P. Turtle, Ralph D. Lorenz, Farzin Amzajerdian, Jack W. Langelaan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

The high-density atmosphere and low gravity of Saturn’s moon Titan provide a unique opportunity to use a multirotor lander to explore multiple high-interest sites on the surface that may be separated by large distances. The Dragonfly landing-system design combines multiple existing guidance, navigation, and control technologies for rotorcraft control, terrain-relative navigation, and safe-landing-site characterization, into a robust and realizable space flight system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Edition210039
ISBN (Print)9781624105265
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2018Jan 12 2018

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2018
Number210039

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period1/8/181/12/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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