Project

FASTER

Forward Acquisition of Soil and Terrain for Exploration Rover

Forward Acquisition of Soil and Terrain for Exploration Rover

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In FASTER, a European consortium of six partners from four member states develops concepts and a demonstrator for an efficient in-situ acquisition of soil and terrain properties of the planned trajectory of a planetary exploration rover. This information will allow computing more reliable and exact trafficability estimations. It will help to make a planetary rover move faster and with less risk of being stuck in unexpected obstacles (like regions of soft sand). The main technical components of the FASTER system will be a light-weight portable soil sensor and a small all-terrain scout rover.

Partners

University of Surrey, UK Astrium UK, UK Space Application Services, BE Liquifer GmbH., AU Astri Polska, PL

Publications about the project

E. Allouis, R. Marc, J. Gancet, Y. Nevatia, F. Cantori, M. Fritsche, J. Machowinski, T. Vögele, F. Comin, W. Lewinger, B. Yeomans, C. Saaj, Y. Gao, J. Delfa, P. Weclewski, K. Skocki, B. Imhof, S. Ransom, L. Richter, Roland Sonsalla

In: Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA-2015). ESA/Estec Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA-2015) 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation Noordwijk, The Netherlands Netherlands ESA 5/2015.

To the publication
Roland Sonsalla, Frank Kirchner

In: Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA-2015). ESA/Estec Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA-2015) 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation Noordwijk, The Netherlands ESA 5/2015.

To the publication
Roland Sonsalla, Thomas Vögele

In: Proceedings of EPSC Abstracts. European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC-2014) European Planetary Science Congress September 7-9 Cascais, Portugal Portugal Vol. 9 9/2014.

To the publication

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz