A detailed analysis and design of a navigation algorithm for a spacecraft to achieve precision lunar descent and landing is presented. The Inertial Navigation System (INS) was employed as the primary navigation system. To increase the accuracy and precision of the navigation system, the INS was integrated with aiding sensors - a star camera, an altimeter and a terrain camera. An unscented Kalman filter was developed to integrate the aiding sensor measurements with the INS measurements, and to estimate the current position, velocity and attitude of the spacecraft. The errors associated with the accelerometer and gyro measurements are also estimated as part of the navigation filter. An STK scenario was utilized to simulate the truth data for the navigation system. The navigation filter developed was tested and simulated, and from the results obtained, the position, velocity and attitude of the spacecraft were observed to be well estimated.
|Commitee:||Cinnella, Pasqualle, Xin, Ming|
|School:||Mississippi State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Mississippi|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Inertial navigation system, Lunar landings, Unscented Kalman filter|
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