Mars Astronaut & Rover Tool for In-Situ Autonomous Navigation (MARTIAN)
Electronic Sextant/Navigation Tool
MARTIAN Project Hosting
• Source Code (coming soon)
• Documentation (coming soon)
An astronaut life should never solely depend on batteries. Using historical navigation principles, this multi-functional firmware device will be utilized for surface navigation and also serve as a display unit, communication terminal, science collection camera, and drone remote control.
Powered by both solar energy and rechargeable lithium-ion polymer batteries or betavoltaic batteries, this multi-functional and reconfigurable device will attach/connect to an astronaut's forearm or a rover's CPU.
► Electronic sextant for Earthly outdoor adventurers
or mariners, who want to prove they can truly
navigate (NO GPS).
► Learning tool and game
♦ Remote control for the AR Drone - With a
firmware update, the virtual reality game Mars
Base One can be played on the MARTIAN device.
♦ Boyscout Navigator Badge tool - With its inertial
compass, metal objects will never foil the
♦ Mars Geocaching - Where corresponding latitude
and longitude points on Mars and Earth allow
people to explore areas of Mars, like
Valles Marineris as they travel and hide treasures
on their own home world.
► Self powered Amateur Radio like HT for global
communication on Mars.
► Personal navigation tool, notepad , and always
ready camera for astronauts.
► System which utilizes one of Earth's oldest and
lowest bandwidth forms of communication ...TEXT
► Networked remote control to allow astronauts to
stay within HAB or rover while checking equipment
and robots in the field.