Combined Thermal Control and GNC: An Enabling Technology for CubeSat Surface Probes and Small Robots

@article{Rabade2017CombinedTC,
  title={Combined Thermal Control and GNC: An Enabling Technology for CubeSat Surface Probes and Small Robots},
  author={Salil Rabade and Jekan Thangavelautham},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1701.09076}
}
Advance in GNC, particularly from miniaturized control electronics, reaction-wheels and attitude determination sensors make it possible to design surface probes and small robots to perform surface exploration and science on lowgravity environments. These robots would use their reaction wheels to roll, hop and tumble over rugged surfaces. These robots could… CONTINUE READING