Review on Entry, Descent, Landing of Rovers on Mars

Shashank. B.H, Shreesha. R, Vineeth. K.V, Bharath M N


Humans are trying to explore the solar system and the moon was the first. Since the recent decades the interest has shifted towards so called twin planet of Earth. Martian surface having similar features reminiscent both of impact craters of Moon and the various desert and polar ice caps of Earth. Landers and Rovers are the most effective ways to explore Mars in this existing Technology. This is a company’s Hercules job of taking the rover or Lander to the surface. The most crucial part of this type of missions is entry Descent and landing of the instruments on the surface. This process involves a lot of complicated technologies and accuracy in execution; this is discussed in the forthcoming papers

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Ravi Prakash, P. Dan Burkhart, Allen Chen, Keith A. Comeaux, Carl S. Guernsey, Devin M. Kipp, Leila V. Lorenzoni, Gavin F. Mendeck, Richard W. Powell, Tommaso P. Rivellini, A. Miguel San Martin, Steven W. Sell, Adam D. Steltzner, David W. Way “Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent, and Landing System Overview” published by IEEE Aerospace Conference ,Paper No 1531 on 2-6-2008.

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Juan Dai, Ai Gao, Yuanqing Xia “Mars atmospheric entry guidance for reference trajectory tracking based on robust nonlinear compound controller” Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of IAA on 26-12-2016.

Zhenhua Zhao, Jun Yang, Shihua Li, Zhenxing Zhang, Lei Guo “Finite-time

super- twisting sliding mode control for Mars entry trajectory tracking” published by Journal of Franklin Institute Elsevier Ltd on 16-09-2015.

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