NASA The Perseverance Mars rover is set to embark on its grand mission to find traces of ancient life on Mars. NASA’s Mars Rover The crater I am about to explore was once a large lake. Billions of years ago the Red Planet was wetter than it is today. During this search, the Mars rover will command navigation itself using Perseverance AutoNav. AutoNav is an intelligent algorithm that enables the rover to 3D-mapping the surroundings during its drive and find the most accurate path.
Rover will decide the path itself
In a NASA statement, senior engineer Vandi Verma, who was involved in the rover team, said that this rover also has the ability to think while driving. According to him, the rover must be constantly thinking about its automatic drive when the wheels are moving. For this, a special computer has been installed inside the rover. However, the rover cannot be left to AutoNav alone for this mission.
Creating a 3D map will tell the rover the right path
NASA said that the scientists associated with the rover team have drafted instructions for the rover to follow it by planning the navigation route. This is a very difficult task, but NASA scientists have made it possible. Scientists cannot control the rover with a joystick because of a delay in the radio signal between Mars and Earth. That’s where AutoNav comes in handy.
Why is it difficult to control the rover on Mars?
A joystick is like a handle. Through this, remote controllers can give commands to any UAV, vehicle or robot. However, this would be possible only if there was no interference with the radio signal between the object and the command center. If the radio signal breaks, it can also cause the command center to lose control of its object.
Rover will run at a speed of 120 meters per hour
Perseverance Rover It is capable of moving at a speed of 120 meters per hour on the surface of Mars. Earlier, NASA had sent the Curiosity rover to Mars, whose speed was only 20 meters per hour. Curiosity is also equipped with AutoNav, although its version is much older. The navigation of the Perseverance rover is more advanced than Curiosity, not only in terms of speed, but also in terms of driving on rough surfaces. It can protect itself from the sharp and sharp stones of Mars.