The JPL PAUSE aerobot

Alberto Behar, Jaret Matthews, Carol Raymond, Erin Means

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1 Scopus citations

Abstract

The PAUSE (Picosat and Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Systems Engineering) project, currently under development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and the University of California at Los Angeles, is a high-altitude balloon-based aerobot which carries a gondola outfitted with various instruments. An aerobot is a robot designed to fly in the atmosphere of planets and moons, providing extensive regional access while gathering high resolution data. Aerobots have a multitude of applications such as mapping a terrestrial surface, ground surveillance, and in-situ atmospheric composition surveying. The latest version of PAUSE was deployed from Oregon where it successfully relayed live GPS, temperature, altitude, velocity, battery status, images, and magnetometer data to multiple ground stations. The goals of PAUSE are to demonstrate that existing technologies can be used for Aero-Robotic exploration and to develop new technology where existing options prove unsatisfactory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Pages3939-3943
Number of pages5
Volume4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, Proceedings - 2005 International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2005Oct 12 2005

Other

OtherIEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, Proceedings - 2005 International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period10/10/0510/12/05

Keywords

  • Aerobot
  • Magnetometer
  • Mars Missions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Behar, A., Matthews, J., Raymond, C., & Means, E. (2005). The JPL PAUSE aerobot. In Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Vol. 4, pp. 3939-3943)