12 June 1995 Creating autonomous spacecraft with AFAST
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Autonomous Feature And Star Tracking (AFAST), essential technology for building autonomous spacecraft that explore solar system bodies, is described. The architecture and processing requirements of the systems compromising AFAST are presented for probable mission scenarios. The focus is on celestial-scene interpretation, the implications of that interpretation for AFAST systems, and an AFAST technology status.
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Gabriel Udomkesmalee, Guy K. Man, Barbara A. Wilson, "Creating autonomous spacecraft with AFAST", Proc. SPIE 2466, Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking II, (12 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211493; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.211493
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Space operations

Stars

Solar system

Cameras

Visualization

Navigation systems

Comets

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