• Radio/FADS/IMU integrated navigation for Mars entry

      Jiang, Xiuqiang; Li, Shuang; Huang, Xiangyu; Univ Arizona, Space Syst Engn Lab (ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2018-03)
      Supposing future orbiting and landing collaborative exploration mission as the potential project background, this paper addresses the issue of Mars entry integrated navigation using radio beacon, flush air data sensing system (FADS), and inertial measurement unit (IMU). The range and Doppler information sensed from an orbiting radio beacon, the dynamic pressure and heating data sensed from flush air data sensing system, and acceleration and attitude angular rate outputs from an inertial measurement unit are integrated in an unscented Kalman filter to perform state estimation and suppress the system and measurement noise. Computer simulations show that the proposed integrated navigation scheme can enhance the navigation accuracy, which enables precise entry guidance for the given Mars orbiting and landing collaborative exploration mission. (C) 2017 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.