An integrated power aware system for robotic-based lunar exploration

Yannis Koveos, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Efthymios Kolyvas, Vasso Reppa, Konstantinos Koutroumpas, Athanasios Tsoukalas, Anthony Tzes

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Abstract

An integrated system for a power-aware robotic-centric exploratory lunar mission is the subject of this article. The robots communicate with a base station with a flexible protocol that can automatically change its attributes from multi to single hopping strategies according to the QoS of the entire network. The Base Station is responsible for the tracking of the robots and their re-charging. The robots' recharging is achieved via an optical-to-electrical energy procedure where a laser beam charges the photovoltaic cells attached at each robot. The experimental studies on a swarm of robots reveal the intricacies involved in a typical robotic-centric lunar exploration mission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007
Pages827-832
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2007Nov 2 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Other

Other2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/29/0711/2/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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Koveos, Y., Panousopoulou, A., Kolyvas, E., Reppa, V., Koutroumpas, K., Tsoukalas, A., & Tzes, A. (2007). An integrated power aware system for robotic-based lunar exploration. In Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2007 (pp. 827-832). [4399020] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2007.4399020