Island, Nunavut, Canada
- Complete 24-hour sun-synchronous navigation experiment
- Scout route for extended sun-synchronous navigation experiment
- Schedule completion of field experiment
Status and Progress
- Completed sun-synchronous circuit! At 7:30amCDT, after 24
Hyperion successfully completed its first sun-synchronous mission.
complete log of system telemetry (1.2GB) has been recorded and
further analysis. The circuit distance was 6.1km. More than
95% of the
mission was completed autonomously. Teleoperation that did occur
indication from Hyperion's health monitor that a fault occurred.
this traverse the only faults to occur were failure to find
path and laser obstacle detection. No intervention was required
field observers for safety or any other reason.
- Planned successful mission. The mission began and ended with
Hyperion's batteries fully charged and the robot in position
operation. During the mission Hyperion, in several instances,
behind the plan due to the difficulty of the terrain it encountered.
each case it was able to catch up to the plan when it reached
- Avoided obstacles. The ability of the perception/navigation
find routes through rubble was very impressive. Numerical analysis
reveal the thousands of obstacles detected and evaluated, tens
thousands of steering corrections and the overall statistics
distance and actual navigated distance. Qualitatively, Hyperion
through some pretty tight spots.
- Scouted route for extended sun-synchronous navigation experiment.
identified a route encircling Marine Peak a prominent (shadow-casting)
feature on the western end of Von Braun Planitia. This route
challenge Hyperion with rougher, more steep terrain, 6-8 stream
crossings, and a doubling of the overall distance it must navigate
24-hours. To better understand the limits of performance, this
should stress the ability of the sun-synchronous navigation
- Begin extended sun-synchronous navigation experiment (weather
Early: Sunny. No clouds. High 13C. Winds 5-10kph.
Late: Sunny. No clouds. Low 5C. Winds 10-15kph.
Quote of the Day
"And the final polar bear report of the day ... still no
polar bears ... over."