Asteroid simulation

I. Martin, S. Parkes, M. Dunstan

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    ESA is developing autonomous planetary guidance and lander systems for exploratory spacecraft. Ongoing research work at the University of Dundee is aiding this effort through the development of simulated planetary objects to facilitate the development and testing of autonomous navigation, guidance and landing systems. Realistic asteroids have been simulated in three dimensions using fractal techniques and crater models. An innovative use of Poisson Faulting has been developed to create irregularly shaped objects with a controllably rough surface. Simple craters are mapped onto the model to create a highly realistic, simulated asteroid.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of DASIA 2004
    Subtitle of host publicationData Systems in Aerospace Conference
    EditorsL. Ouwehand , R. A. Harris
    Place of PublicationNoordwijk
    PublisherESA Publications Division
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9290928816 (CD rom)
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventDASIA 2004: Data Systems in Aerospace Conference - Nice, France
    Duration: 28 Jun 20041 Jul 2004

    Publication series

    NameESA SP
    PublisherESA Publications Division
    ISSN (Print)0379-6566


    ConferenceDASIA 2004: Data Systems in Aerospace Conference


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