J. E. Gaffney, Jr.

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Abstract: THE MATURE ERA of space exploration, now opening to us, will heavily involve the use of unmanned vehicles for both fly-bys and the exploration of planetary surfaces. Consequently, the subject, ‘navigation in space’, should be applied to both spacecraft and the vehicles which would traverse the surfaces of the planets being explored. This paper focuses upon the potential application of several modern developments, ‘fuzzy algorithms’ and ‘artificial intelligence’ to navigation in space. Its relates these topics to the realities of long distance communications and data management problems which will be encountered in future deep space missions.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 19, Number 4
Pages: 322 - 326
Cite this article: Gaffney, J. E., Jr.,, "NAVIGATION IN SPACE, THE FUTURE, AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 19, No. 4, Winter 1972-1973, pp. 322-326.
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