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©C. Brommer / CNS -University of Klagenfurt

RAMSES is an experiment by the Control of Networked Systems Group, Klagenfurt University, Austria. Uncrewed aerial vehicles like RAMSES could be of great advantage in future Mars missions. While rovers can explore areas of interest more energy-efficiently, flying robots can perform long-range exploration tasks faster. Thus, RAMSES is an autonomous helicopter system designed to augment the exploration tasks of a rover and perform in-field takeoffs from a rover. During the mission AMADEE-24 , a rover will transport the mini-helicopter RAMSES to its starting point, where RAMSES will receive a task from the analog astronauts. After taking off and performing the task, it will again land on the rover and will transmit the gathered data. Along with the takeoff and landing on a rover, autonomous and safe detection of landing-site sand energy-efficient flight paths planning are also central goals. For AMADEE-24, the team of RAMSES aims to make its system more robust, user-friendly, and energy-efficient compared to previous Mars simulations. 


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