Planetary Robot Design, Generic Visualisation and Validation Tool

In the 3DROV activity has been developed an integrated simulator to help assessment and verification at system level of planetary exploration missions. Such an integrated simulator is designed to be open and flexible to match the level of fidelity needed. It includes, at adequate level of representativity, all the components intervening to the execution of mission scenarios including: the onboard rover control software, the models of the rover and the instruments, the models of the environment in which the rover operates and with which it continuously interacts, and finally the ground control software and the 3D visualization tool. 3DROV is build up on the SIMSAT ESOC simulation framework.