Rotorcraft as Mars Scouts

L. A. Young, E. W. Aiken, V. Gulick, R. Mancinelli, G. A. Briggs

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

35 Scopus citations


A new approach for the robotic exploration of Mars is detailed: the use of small, ultralightweight, autonomous rotary-wing aerial platforms. Missions based on robotic rotorcraft could make excellent candidates for the NASA Mars Scout program. The paper details the work to date and future planning required for the development of such 'Mars rotorcraft'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2002Mar 16 2002

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Other2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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