Nikhil Shasty, Nidhi Balaji, Ganesh V Bharadwaj, Gagan Kumar, Prof. Kaveri K B
Rovers, Automation, Satellites, Control process
Space-based research has taken huge strides over the years, and planetary exploration hasbecome a major part of interest for space agencies around the world. This has made robotic, or specifically rover centred, exploration has become the biggest trend in the present day. As rover powered exploration has brought with it many benefits, it has also posed numerous challenges, some of which are extremely hard to overcome. One of the major challenges is the control of these rovers. Presently, the rovers are fed with an instruction beforehand, which leaves very little space for corrections in case of emergency situations. This could prove to be a very dangerous problem if some unexpected situation crops up. In such a situation, this project intends to simplify the control process by streamlining the control structure using automation and satellites. By providing the control of the rovers to satellites and the on-board systems of the rover itself, the rover can be equipped with the abilities to overcome most of the situations faced by it.