VISNAV project aims at demonstrating and verifying the principle of the autonomous navigation for future ESA unmanned missions. The VISNAV activity is focused on autonomous landing, Rover applications, Rendez-vous applications and Stellar navigations without instruction from ground using Vision based systems.
OIP, as subcontractor to Thales Alenia Space [Turin, I], developed the VISNAV flight camera design focused on landing applications and manufactured a camera demonstrator for validation. Project is performed under ESA contract.
Status: Demonstrator delivered end 2015