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Aero Maneuvering Dynamics and Control for Precision Landing on Titan

Quadrelli, Marco B. and Schutte, Aaron and Rimani, Jasmine and Ermolli, Luca Aero Maneuvering Dynamics and Control for Precision Landing on Titan. (2019) In: IEEE Aerospace, 2 March 2019 - 9 March 2019 (Big Sky, United States).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2019.8742230


We have developed and tested several dynamic models of the parafoil system descending in Titan's atmosphere. These dynamic models include a progression from point mass models to rigid multibody models, including relative dynamics between canopy and payload. In these models, we have included wind models used for Titan simulation, and extrapolated wind gust models previously used for simulation in the Martian environment. We have also developed guidance and control techniques for autonomous parafoil turning in the adverse wind environment. Finally, and in order to improve the controller performance by reducing the uncertainty to environmental factors, we have also developed ways to estimate the Titan environmental parameters, i.e. the atmospheric density, and the wind magnitude, during the descent. A more complete and realistic simulation is being developed, which uses JPL's DSENDS Entry, Descent, and Landing Software framework.

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