NASA-JPL: Fuel Optimal Large Divert Guidance Algorithm demo ( Smart Rocket )

“NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory tested its G-FOLD divert algorithm experimental landing system on September 20, 2013 at the Mohave Air & Space Port in Mojave, Calif. G-FOLD, which stands for Fuel Optimal Large Divert Guidance Algorithm, enables a rocket to select an alternate landing site, autonomously. The test was performed aboard a Masten Xombie rocket.

This effort was performed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with participation from the University of Texas at Austin, Masten Space Systems, Inc. and NASA’s Flight Opportunity Program, which is managed by NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center.”