LUNAR SURFACE VEHICLE NAVIGATION DISPLAY

Donald K. Breseke

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Abstract: PLANNING FOR BOTH MANNED and unmanned exploration of the earth’s moon and planets in the solar system has resulted in reviews of previously developed navigation techniques in addition to the consideration of new techniques. Surface exploration of the moon is presently of primary interest, and numerous studies are being conducted to determine exploration systems. Determination of what comprises an optimum system from the standpoint of what an operator can accomplish with the system depends strongly on the operator-system communications, i.e., the system displays and controls. The navigational display requirements for a manned lunar surface exploration vehicle, as with any vehicle, are a function of the planned mission, the significance or criticality of the navigation data, and the necessary or desired automaticity of the navigation implementation. These factors will vary widely with the mission era, as experience and confidence with regard to the environment increase. However, for the self-sustaining laboratory and its proposed mission can be considered representative.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 13, Number 3
Pages: 222 - 230
Cite this article: Breseke, Donald K., "LUNAR SURFACE VEHICLE NAVIGATION DISPLAY", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 13, No. 3, Fall 1966, pp. 222-230.
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