Current Funded Projects on Aerospace Autonomy
JPL Strategic R&TD: System Level Autonomy to Enable Autonomous Mapping Missions of Small Solar System Bodies
To enable a novel mission capability to autonomously investigate highly dynamic and uncertain environments, such as those occurring during low altitude small solar system body mapping.
JPL Topical R&TD: Autonomous Approach of Small Unknown Bodies
To enable a spacecraft to autonomously approach and maneuver around a small body of unknown physical parameters (shape and mass distribution) while simultaneously mapping the body’s geometry and gravity field as well as estimating the spacecraft’s trajectory around body.