Desktop App Design + System Design + Space Exploration
Project Timeline: 5 weeks
(The project has been since renamed to Iris)
A robust structure of image storage and categorization to enable points of interest to be identified and plotted in order to safely navigate lunar terrain and facilitate scientific missions.
How might we design a system to help a rover navigate unfamiliar lunar terrain with limited resources?
The rover navigates through lunar terrain by capturing images after every maneuver which results in an overwhelming amount of images during the mission. How do we store all the images captured in a way that is valuable during and post operations? In addition to dangerous obstacles, it must avoid areas of shadow due to its dependence on the camera. How do we design an interface to minimize errors and allow users to recover quickly under all the technical constraints? How do we identify the points of interests and threats?
Received 79.5 million dollars from NASA.