InFuse – the framework to find your way through space
Following a Critical Design Review meeting earlier in February 2018, the InFuse consortium went full throttle with the software implementation of all InFuse components.
These components have been incrementally tested over a series of campaigns during the summer period. Test campaigns were conducted at the French National Space Agency (CNES) facilities in Toulouse and at the German Space Agency (DLR) facilities in Munich.
Four field campaigns have been carried over the summer months and in September in preparation to the Test Readiness Review (TRR) milestone. That milestone was important to confirm the readiness level of the InFuse Project outcomes, before the consortium commences validation campaigns from October to December this year.
The TRR meeting was hosted by the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen at the end of September. This took place just a few days ahead of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), also in Bremen, in the first week of October, where InFuse was also represented at the DFKI / PERASPERA booth, along with the other common building blocks of the programme.
The last months of the project will be packed full of action. In particular, in late November and early December, a major validation campaign is foreseen to take plan in a Mars analogue in Morocco.
InFuse will be released more widely as an open source framework for the robotics community in early 2019.