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An Efficient High-Resolution Global–Local Network to Detect Lunar Features for Space Energy Discovery

Yutong Jia, Lei Liu, Siqing Peng, Mingyang Feng, Gang Wan
2022 Remote Sensing  
In this paper, we propose a new specific deep-learning method called high-resolution globallocal networks (HR-GLNet) to explore craters and rilles and to discover space energy simultaneously.  ...  There is no complete automated identification method for lunar features to explore space energy resources further.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the Space Engineering University for its hardware support and NASA's lunar digital elevation model data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14061391 fatcat:gqgpflyouba3xbpgye2hmchxnq

Nature of and lessons learned from Lunar Ice Cube and the first deep space CubeSat 'Cluster'

Pamela E. Clark, Robert MacDowall, Benjamin Malphrus, Cliff Brambora, Dave Folta, William Farrell, Allen W. Lunsford, Matthew D. Grubb, Terry Hurford, Charles D. Norton, Thomas S. Pagano
2018 CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing II  
ice at the lunar poles, utilizing an active source (laser), and looking for absorption features in the returning signal; and LunaH-Map to characterize ice at or below the surface at the poles with a compact  ...  study groups for deep space cubesat/smallsat mission concepts were lunar mission concepts, most involving 12U cubesats.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2320055 fatcat:tr4juubtjvelbdn5poncqwwh2y

Understanding our Celestial Neighbors: An Indian Perspective in Planetary Sciences and Exploration

Prakash Chauhan, Anil Bhardwa, P. Senthil Kumar, Prabhjot Kaur, N. Bhandari
2016 Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy  
High-resolution maps of Valles Marineris enabled several surface, aqueous and atmospheric features to be delineated and the highly elliptical orbit of MOM enabled imaging of the surface of the farther  ...  The results from Chandrayaan-1 mission changed many lunar concepts e.g. from dry, passive and inactive to moon to wet, tectonically and volcanically active moon.  ...  Detection of OH/H 2 O Hydration Feature Detection of water on the lunar surface has always been a subject of prime interest in lunar exploration.  ... 
doi:10.16943/ptinsa/2016/48457 fatcat:l6bhtocjpvdlfmf47oyuop2zw4

The Moon 35 years after Apollo: What's left to learn?

Clive R. Neal
2009 Chemie der Erde  
In the 1990s, new orbital data were obtained from several missions (fly-by and orbital), the first being Galileo that allowed the lunar farside to be mapped, followed by global mapping by the Clementine  ...  and Lunar Prospector missions.  ...  Space environment monitor system: High-energy solar particle detector; Low-energy ion detector.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.chemer.2008.07.002 fatcat:q4glnkevpbewzn354rkyhsoiwy

Fluvial geomorphology on Earth-like planetary surfaces: A review

Victor R. Baker, Christopher W. Hamilton, Devon M. Burr, Virginia C. Gulick, Goro Komatsu, Wei Luo, James W. Rice, J.A.P. Rodriguez
2015 Geomorphology  
In some cases, the relevant fluid flows are related to a planetary evolution that involves the global cycling of a volatile component (water for Earth and Mars; methane for Saturn's moon Titan).  ...  The discovery, in 1972, of what are now known to be fluvial channels and valleys on Mars sparked a major controversy over the role of water in shaping the surface of that planet.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank two anonymous reviewers for their comments on an earlier version of this paper and Richard Marston for his detailed edits.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.05.002 pmid:29176917 pmcid:PMC5701759 fatcat:iouaxziiyfectidndvnebtj5bu

Instrumental methods for professional and amateur collaborations in planetary astronomy

O. Mousis, R. Hueso, J.-P. Beaulieu, S. Bouley, B. Carry, F. Colas, A. Klotz, C. Pellier, J.-M. Petit, P. Rousselot, M. Ali-Dib, W. Beisker (+48 others)
2014 Experimental astronomy (Print)  
Amateur contributions to professional publications have increased exponentially over the last decades in the field of Planetary Astronomy.  ...  We discuss the instruments, detectors, softwares and methodologies typically used by amateur astronomers to collect the scientific data in the different domains of interest.  ...  They provide a long-term global view able to support high-resolution regional observations from a spacecraft.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10686-014-9379-0 fatcat:svfffodks5dq5fcooup6ebirgq

NASA Probe Study Report: Farside Array for Radio Science Investigations of the Dark ages and Exoplanets (FARSIDE) [article]

Jack O. Burns, Gregg Hallinan, Jim Lux, Lawrence Teitelbaum, Jonathon Kocz, Robert MacDowall, Richard Bradley, David Rapetti, Wenbo Wu, Steven Furlanetto, Alex Austin, Andres Romero-Wolf (+6 others)
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This notional architecture consists of 128 dipole antennas deployed across a 10 km area by a rover, and tethered to a base station for central processing, power and data transmission to the Lunar Gateway  ...  It will also be a pathfinder for a larger 21-cm power spectrum instrument by carefully measuring the foreground with high dynamic range.  ...  Frequency resolution of <50 kHz to allow foreground & RFI mitigation; re-binned frequency resolution of <500 kHz to resolve the 21cm absorption feature and allow systematic checks.  ... 
arXiv:1911.08649v1 fatcat:4qdmvz7pyvg7zlmkbdqo77xycu

Schedule and Program

2020 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
These high-resolution, stereo photographic images preserve a picture of ancient sites and other landscape features, such as roads, canals, and agricultural fields, that have been destroyed by recent industrialization  ...  Energy Management System for an Islanded Cube Satellite Nanogrid - Mohammad Yaqoob 2.0209 Data Mules on Cycler Orbits for High- Latency, Planetary-Scale Data T ransfers -Joshua Vande r Hook  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero47225.2020.9172334 fatcat:qosbpgtqnvckdhkjzvtxzqgw3i

2019 Index IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Vol. 57

2019 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
., Refo-cusing and Zoom-In Polar Format Algorithm for Curvilinear Spotlight SAR Imaging on Arbitrary Region of Interest; TGRS Oct. 2019 7995-8010 Hu, T., see Kang, Z., TGRS Jan. 2019 181-193 Hu, T.,  ...  ., +, TGRS Aug. 2019 5512-5524 A Contrario Comparison of Local Descriptors for Change Detection in Very High Spatial Resolution Satellite Images of Urban Areas.  ...  ., +, TGRS Aug. 2019 5512-5524 A Contrario Comparison of Local Descriptors for Change Detection in Very High Spatial Resolution Satellite Images of Urban Areas.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2020.2967201 fatcat:kpfxoidv5bgcfo36zfsnxe4aj4

Conference Digest

2020 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
carried by the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, is capable of measuring Martian air temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, and local  ...  Core to this is autonomous self-discovery and localization of sensors, providing a network infrastructure for both a "local GPS" and beyond-line-of-sight communication for the rover.  ...  Processing of the histogram of I/Q data via deep learning, enhances feature resolution for neural network fusion.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero47225.2020.9172613 fatcat:ioqf5ijrx5gvffu3ls34aa2nsq

Probing the Interiors of Planets with Geophysical Tools [chapter]

W. Bruce Banerdt, Véronique Dehant, Robert Grimm, Matthias Grott, Philippe Lognonné, Suzanne E. Smrekar
2014 Encyclopedia of the Solar System  
In addition to global mass distribution, regional or local properties above target surface features can also be measured from the deviation of spacecraft trajectories.  ...  system for which global oscillations have been detected (after the Earth and the Sun).  ...  Thus the next decade promises to be an exciting one for planetary interior exploration.  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-415845-0.00055-4 fatcat:rpvcgo2gkzgfpjipqubfotgnkq

Year 3 LUNAR Annual Report to the NASA Lunar Science Institute [article]

Jack Burns, Joseph Lazio
2012 arXiv   pre-print
aimed at using the Moon as a platform for space science.  ...  The Lunar University Network for Astrophysics Research (LUNAR) is a team of researchers and students at leading universities, NASA centers, and federal research laboratories undertaking investigations  ...  Using the high resolution imagery, LRO identified the location of Lunokhod 1 and these coordinates were given to the LUNAR team for use at the Apache Point Observatory Station.  ... 
arXiv:1204.3574v2 fatcat:lus6lyzlbfbobdyn32rsutshua

Lower-cost, relocatable lunar polar lander and lunar surface sample return probes

G. Michael Amato, James B. Garvin, I. Joseph Burt, Gabe Karpati
2011 2011 Aerospace Conference  
Selected elements of the LEx concept can also be used to create a lunar surface sample return mission that we have called Boomerang.  ...  Key science and exploration objectives of lunar robotic precursor missions can be achieved with the Lunar Explorer (LEx) low-cost, robotic surface mission concept described herein.  ...  Prior to that he served for over 6 years as the Chief Mission Systems Engineer for the James Web Space Telescope. Joe has been at Goddard for 25 years.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero.2011.5747280 fatcat:cbzytacfybdkxdf4ip7qdglhkm

NASA Space Robotics Challenge 2 Qualification Round: An Approach to Autonomous Lunar Rover Operations [article]

Cagri Kilic, Bernardo Martinez R. Jr., Christopher A. Tatsch, Jared Beard, Jared Strader, Shounak Das, Derek Ross, Yu Gu, Guilherme A. S. Pereira, Jason N. Gross
2021 arXiv   pre-print
, where a group of mobile robots were tasked with reporting volatile locations within a global map, excavating and transporting these resources, and detecting and localizing a target of interest.  ...  To achieve these objectives, algorithm design choices for the software developments need to be tested and validated for expected scenarios such as autonomous in-situ resource utilization (ISRU), localization  ...  Team Mountaineers would like to thank Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University for sponsoring our team in the Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2.  ... 
arXiv:2109.09620v1 fatcat:u2jtaadq4vhddkwmmntkwpawqy

The Europa Ocean Discovery mission

Bradley C. Edwards, Christopher F. Chyba, James B. Abshire, Joseph A. Burns, Paul Geissler, Alex S. Konopliv, Michael C. Malin, Steven J. Ostro, Charley Rhodes, Chuck Rudiger, Xuan-Min Shao, David E. Smith (+8 others)
1997 Instruments, Methods, and Missions for the Investigation of Extraterrestrial Microorganisms  
GaAs was chosen for its high efficiency and reduced susceptibility to radiation damage.  ...  internal mass distribution".Both this high and very high resolution imaging of selected sites and the global mapping should provide for detailed studies of Europan surface features which may be indicative  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.278778 fatcat:kigc75ssxrg4veh3gljztg53o4
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