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dc.contributor.author Tyler, Laurence
dc.contributor.author Pugh, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Barnes, David Preston
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-29T09:11:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-29T09:11:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-29
dc.identifier.citation Tyler , L , Pugh , S & Barnes , D P 2010 , ' Automatic Pointing and Image Capture (APIC) for ExoMars type mission ' . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 151484
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5724
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5724
dc.identifier.uri http://robotics.jaxa.jp/i-sairas2010/index.htm en
dc.description Pugh. S, Tyler. L, Barnes. D, Automatic Pointing and Image Capture (APIC) for ExoMars type mission, The 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence Robotics and Automation in Space, 29/08/2010 Sponsorship: STFC en
dc.description.abstract A major mission driver for space exploration is to maximise science data return whilst minimising ground-based human intervention and hence associated operations costs. Future robotic exploration such as the ESA/NASA ExoMars mission (launch 2018) [1], and the subsequent Mars Sample Return (MSR) [2] mission will require rovers to travel further and faster than has been achieved to date. In order to make this possible it is desirable that currently Earth bound decisions be transferred to the exploration platform wherever possible. This paper presents a novel on-board approach to Automatic Pointing and Image Capture (APIC) capable of increasing science return without removing Earth-based decision points. This on-board element utilises autonomy and basic image processing techniques to image a predefined number of potential targets with a HRC (High Resolution Camera). APIC could however be applied to any number of other non-contact instruments. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Automatic Pointing and Image Capture (APIC) for ExoMars type mission en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Computer Science en
dc.contributor.institution Intelligent Robotics Group en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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