A testbed for mars precision landing experiments by emulating spacecraft dynamics on a model helicopter

Srikanth Saripalli, Gaurav S. Sukhatme

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Abstract

We propose the use of a model helicopter to emulate the landing dynamics of a spacecraft. Our controller accepts thruster inputs (like those on a spacecraft) and converts them into appropriate helicopter stick controls such that the resulting trajectory of the helicopter is close to the trajectory that would have been achieved by simply providing the same thruster inputs to a spacecraft. The approach relies on simplified models of the spacecraft and helicopter dynamics. Initial results in simulation indicate that the approach is feasible, with tracking accuracies on the order of 5 m.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages2097-2102
Number of pages6
Volume3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 30 2002Oct 4 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period9/30/0210/4/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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