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Lunar Astronaut Spatial Orientation and Information System (LASOIS)

PCV Lab. and its collaborators at UC Berkeley, MIT and NASA Glenn Research Center developed an astronaut navigation system for landed space missions. The system consisted of multiple integrated sensors, including a stereo camera, IMU (tactical grade) and step sensor, to precisely locate an astronaut and navigate him/her to a target science experiment site.


The project is develop by $1,200,000 funding provided by National Space Biological Research Institute of NASA.


  • Alper Yilmaz, OSU
  • Ronxing Lee, OSU
  • Martin Banks, UC Berkeley
  • Charles Oman, MIT

Experiment Sites

  • Moses Lake, WA 2008
  • Black Lava Point, NV, 2009
  • Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI, 2010