Visual natural feature tracking for autonomous spacecraft guidance by symbolic preprocessing and associative memories

Publication from

Wolfgang Poelzleitner and Gerhard Paar, Gerd Schwingshakl

Montreal International Astronautical Federation Congress , 1/1991


The current status of development to design an autonomous vision system for spacecraft guidance in special scenarios is described. Algorithms developed are especially promising in a novel approach to detect potential landmark areas to guide a spacecraft in the descent and landing phases. The overall structure of the system was designed, and special break points for crucial parts have been determined in simulation.