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JACIII Vol.14 No.1 pp. 4-12
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2010.p0004
(2010)

Paper:

A Commanding and Visualization Software Suite for Controlling the Mars Rovers and Other Planetary Robots

Frank R. Hartman, Brian Cooper, Scott Maxwell, John Wright, and Jeng Yen

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA, USA

Received:
April 21, 2009
Accepted:
August 15, 2009
Published:
January 20, 2010
Keywords:
spacecraft commanding, in-situ operations, planetary rover, sequence visualization, augmented reality
Abstract

The Rover Sequencing and Visualization Program is a suite of tools for the commanding of planetary rovers and other robots. The overall program architecture is based on components synchronizing and messaging over an inter-process communication bus. This paper will provide a description of these components and discuss how they work together to provide several modes of information display and visualization for robotic commanding. Results from over 3000 sols of combined operations of the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity will be used to illustrate features of the RSVP suite. Support for the Phoenix Mars Lander, Mars Science Lander and other lunar and planetary missions will also be discussed.

Cite this article as:
Frank R. Hartman, Brian Cooper, Scott Maxwell, John Wright, and Jeng Yen, “A Commanding and Visualization Software Suite for Controlling the Mars Rovers and Other Planetary Robots,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.14, No.1, pp. 4-12, 2010.
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