Precise landing of space probe on asteroid using multiple markers

Naoko Ogawa, Fuyuto Terui, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

We propose a novel strategy for precise landing of a space probe on an asteroid surface. In Hayabusa mission, a Japanese asteroid sample-return spacecraft launched in 2003, a small marker was dropped onto the ground and utilized as a landmark for landing. In this paper, we propose two scenarios to drop multiple markers one by one, with a view to more precise landing. Preliminary Monte Carlo simulation of guidance using multiple markers with assumption of some control errors are presented. It was indicated that more than one markers allow us to increase the landing accuracy compared to the conventional method using a single marker.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, ACA 2010 - Proceedings
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages172-177
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902661968
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, ACA 2010 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2010 Sep 62010 Sep 10

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
NumberPART 1
Volume18
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Other

Other18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, ACA 2010
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNara
Period10/9/610/9/10

Keywords

  • Asteroid
  • Hayabusa
  • Monte Carlo
  • Probe
  • Small bodies
  • Target marker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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