Terrain Relative Navigation Descent Imager (TRNDI) Testing

PI: Rick Loffi, Draper Laboratory Inc.

The Vision Navigation System (VNS) project plans to perform flight demonstration of cross-cutting vision based navigation and hazard avoidance in support of precision planetary landing. The proposed effort will mature the VNS technology to TRL 6 through flight demonstrations on a suborbital reusable launch vehicle (sRLV).

Technology Areas (?)
  • TA04 Robotics, Tele-Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • TA07 Human Exploration Destination Systems
  • TA09 Entry, Descent and Landing Systems
  • TA11 Modeling, Simulation, Information Technology and Processing

Technology Details

  • Selection Date
    AFO3 (Mar 2012)
  • Program Status
  • Current TRL (?)
    Successful FOP Flights
  • 0 sRLV

Development Team

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