Site Selection and Field Logistics in Preparation for the 2012 ProViScout Field Trial
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Pugh, S. and Tyler, L. and Barnes, D. and Labrosse, F. and Neal, M. and Pullan, D. and Paar, G., the PRoViScout Team
Proc. 12th Symposium on Advances Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands, 15-17 May, 2013 , 1/2013
ProViScout was an EU FP7-SPACE project intended to demonstrate advanced vision-based technologies for long-range robotic scouting and exploration missions on terrestrial planets. The project culminated in a field trial and project demonstration in the Teide National Park, Tenerife. This paper summarises the work done in preparation for that trial, both in terms of site selection and logistical planning and preparation. We also discuss some of the trade-offs that were necessary to achieve a successful field trial.