Autonomous navigation of satellites for space exploration


Project Leader: Professor Xiaofeng Wu

PhD Student: Anne Bettens

Participants: University of Sydney, Thales Australia Ltd

Intelligent autonomous navigation capability for space exploration includes
autonomous approaches to small bodies, rendezvous, landing and surface
operations such as surveying and sampling. Theses manoeuvres and scientific
experiments will be performed by robotic craft such as satellites. The proposed
area of research intends to investigate vision-based navigation on a satellite to
assess the prospective autonomy for space exploration.