Ocean Worlds Autonomy Testbed for Exploration Research & Simulation (OceanWATERS)
OceanWATERS is a ROS-based physical and visual simulation of a lander on the Jovian moon Europa. It is intended as a testbed to aid in producing software that could help enable autonomous lander operations on ocean worlds of the Solar System, such as Europa and Enceladus.
See the project wiki for full documentation.
The ow_simulator is the top level repository for OceanWATERS. It primarily contains ROS/Gazebo packages related to visual and physical simulation for OceanWATERS. It also contains workspace files for setting up the rest of the OceanWATERS repositories:
OceanWATERS requires a Linux computer (Ubuntu 20.04 specifically) running the Noetic version of the Robot Operating System (ROS). The following documents provide detailed information on hardware and software requirements, and instructions for installing, building, and running the software.
OceanWATERS is open source software licensed under the NASA Open Source Agreement version 1.3.
Please review current bugs and features requests before submitting a new one. If we are unable to accomodate your request and you want to contribute to this project yourself, follow these instructions:
Contributions must be the original work of the contributor with no conflicting license or copyright restrictions. See our license for more details.
If you wish to contribute code or a bug fix please:
Create your own fork of this repository. In the upper-right corner of the ow_simulator front page click
Fork. Your fork will be called
In your newly forked repository, create a branch with an appropriate name for your feature or bug fix.
Make changes to your new branch.
Create a pull request against the
OceanWATERS has been developed and maintained at the NASA Ames Research Center since late 2018. It was open-sourced on GitHub in 2020. See the CONTRIBUTORS file for a list of present and past team members.
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