Development of a space exploration rover digital twin for damage detection



Published Sep 4, 2023
Lucio Pinello Marco Giglio Claudio Cadini Giuseppe Francesco De Luca


This study focuses on the creation of a digital twin of a space exploration rover to perform damage detection. The digital twin incorporates various subsystems of real rovers to accurately simulate the rover’s behaviour. Damage detection is performed by introducing damages into the digital twin and comparing signals obtained in healthy and damaged conditions. By using the multiphysics model created by integrating different subsystems, the effect of damages can be observed in other subsystems of the rover. The study aims to demonstrate the potentiality of a digital twin for damage detection, reducing the risk of mission failure and data loss.

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digital twin, damage detection, health monitoring

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