Investigation of Different Robot Technologies to be Used in Lunar Pole Craters

In this study, a feasibility analysis was carried out concerning a rover- or crawler-based exploration of deep lunar craters at the moon poles. In this connection, current experience of previous missions as well as the latest state of the art regarding the development of planetary rovers were taken up. With the aid of a reference crater model, two reference systems (wheeled and legged) were compared with each other. Furthermore, the demands on these subsystems were defined and then specified in order to estimate mass, energy consumption, and volume of those systems that may be used in these craters.

Duration: 28.09.2006 till 30.11.2006
Donee: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH
Sponsor: OHB System
Application Field: Space Robotics
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