Rob R. Landis

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Robotic reconnaissance (‘‘recon’’) has the potential to significantly improve scientific and technical return from lunar surface exploration. In particular, robotic recon can be used to improve traverse planning, reduce operational risk, and increase crew productivity. To study how robotic recon can benefit human exploration, we recently conducted a field(More)
Robotic rovers can be used as advance scouts to signifi cantly improve scientifi c and technical return of planetary surface exploration. Robotic scouting, or “robotic recon,” involves using a robot to collect ground-level data prior to human fi eld activity. The data collected and knowledge acquired through recon can be used to refi ne traverse planning,(More)
The notion of a piloted mission to a near-Earth object (NEO) was first discussed and analyzed in depth as part of the Space Exploration Initiative in 1989 (Davis et al., 1990). Since then, four other studies have examined the details of sending humans to NEOs (Nash, et al., 1989; Jones, et al., 1994, 2002; Mazanek, et al., 2005). The most recent assessment(More)
Soil and groundwater are key components in the sustainable management of the subsurface environment. Source contamination is one of its main threats and is commonly addressed using established remediation techniques such as in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), in-situ chemical reduction (ISCR; most notably using zero-valent iron [ZVI]), enhanced in-situ(More)
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