The astronaut (Bruno) Mars

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Miroljub MihailovicNMT

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Miroljub MihailovicM

Miroljub MihailovicThe Neil marstrong team designed a smart geo-localisation system: Instead of using a fixed (static) localisation system, they use two mini rovers that dynamically follow the astronaut, in such a way to be constantly connected to him.

The rovers generate two lasers that intersect on the astronaut. In order to calculate the third coordinate (height coordinate) an altimeter fixed on the astronaut's suit is used.

In case there are obstacles, the system uses short-wavelength waves to communicate.

Once the rovers leave the station they save and remember their movements and approximate them through mathematical functions, so to be able to go back to the station with no navigation.

If the rovers lost their position for any reason they could calculate the coordinates by taking a picture of the sky and elaborating the position of the stars.

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Miroljub MihailovicSpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.