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Moball Network: A Self-Powered Intelligent Network of Controllable Spherical Mobile Sensors to Explore Solar Planets and Moons

Davoodi, Faranak and Burdick, Joel and Rais-Zadeh, Mina (2014) Moball Network: A Self-Powered Intelligent Network of Controllable Spherical Mobile Sensors to Explore Solar Planets and Moons. In: SPACE Conferences and Exposition : AIAA SPACE 2014 Conference and Exposition. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2014-4261. ISBN 9781624102578. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190816-144342054

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Abstract

This paper introduces a novel planetary exploration system capable of functioning in most solar planets and moons. The Moball Network is an agile, self-powered, intelligent, and reconfigurable distributed in-situ exploratory system. We compare our proposed system with state of the art planetary exploration systems and concepts and suggest several novel mission architectures specifically for planetary bodies with an atmosphere such as Mars, or those whose surface includes lakes and ice sheets such as Titan or the Earth’s northern and southern caps, as well as smaller bodies with no atmosphere such as the Moon or asteroids. We also describe the current development status of the system and the proof of concept for the ideas presented.


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Official Citation:Moball Network: A Self-Powered Intelligent Network of Controllable Spherical Mobile Sensors to Explore Solar Planets and Moons Faranak Davoodi, Joel W. Burdick, and Mina Rais-Zadeh AIAA SPACE 2014 Conference and Exposition. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-4261
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