Project

EurEx

Europa Explorer

Europa Explorer

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The project Europa-Explorer is a pilot survey for future missions to Jupiter's moon Europa. It focuses on the aspect of navigation of robotic systems on and especially under the ice-shield of Europa. Below the surface an ocean comprised of liquid water is expected. After penetration of the ice-shield an exploration can be conducted. A possible mission scenario is drafted, which covers all aspects of an exploration from the time of landing until the transmission of the survey results. In order to demonstrate the feasibility of this scenario, an experimental test platform will be constructed, which is able to be used in an analog mission at a suitable test site on earth. The results of this research can be used for planning purposes of real missions to Europa.

Publications about the project

Tobias Rossol, Marc Hildebrandt, Marius Wirtz

In: Proceedings of the AUV 2018 MTS/OES Porto. IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV-2018) November 6-9 Porto Portugal IEEE 11/2018.

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Bilal Wehbe, Luis Octavio Arriaga Camargo, Mario Michael Krell, Frank Kirchner

In: Proceedings of the AUV 2018 IEEE/OES Porto. IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV-2018) November 6-9 Porto Portugal IEEE 11/2018.

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Marc Hildebrandt, Leif Christensen, Frank Kirchner

In: MTS/IEEE Oceans 2017 Anchorage. OCEANS MTS/IEEE Conference (OCEANS-2017) September 18-21 Anchorage Alaska United States IEEE 9/2017.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz