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2007 Robotics Recipients of Space Act Awards

11/01/2007

Seven Space Act Awards were presented to fifteen current and former members of the Mobility and Robotics Systems Section, for contributions to technology and flight missions.

The NASA Space Act Awards were set up by the Space Act of 1958 to reward outstanding scientific or technical contributions sponsored, adopted, or used by NASA which contribute significantly to aeronautics and space activities. The Board Awards, where were evaluated by NASAs Inventions and Contributions Board, are the most prestigious of the NASA Space Act Awards.

Roboticists receiving awards in this period were:

ICB Major awards
Mars Exploration Rovers Flight Software
Khaled Ali, Jeffrey Biesiadecki, Robert Bonitz, Mark Maimone, Todd Litwin, P. Chris Leger, et al.

End-Effector Position Error Compensation (EPEC)
Max Bajracharya, Matthew Dicicco, Paul Backes

ICB Standard Awards
Advances in Distributed Operations Planning for Mars Surface Exploration
Mark Powell et al.

Field D* Global Path Planner Integration into MER Flight Software
Arturo Rankin, Joseph Carsten, et al.

Normalized cross correlation with template image magnification
Won Kim, Adnan Ansar, Richard Madison

Orchestrator Telemetry Processing Pipeline
Mark Powell et al.

Autonomous Instrument Placement for the Mars Exploration Rover
P. Chris Leger, Mark Maimone

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