Optical Navigation (OPNAV)
We use images of celestial bodies to develop new ways to autonomously navigate spacecraft. Our most recent OPNAV work focuses on images of the Moon for navigation in cislunar space, lunar orbit, and lunar landing.
The Space Exploration and Analysis Laboratory (SEAL) at Georgia Tech studies how sensor data may be used for spacecraft navigation and space science. We are experts in developing algorithms to extract information from data collected by cameras, telescopes, LIDARs, RF transceivers, and other sensors. Our approach is characterized by a relentless pursuit of algorithmically simple yet theoretically rigorous algorithms that lend themselves to implementation onboard resource-constrained spacecraft.
March 20, 2023
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