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Wheeled planetary rover testbed
Author(s): R. Stephen Price; Wendell H. Chun; Mark W. Hammond; Alexis Hubert
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Paper Abstract

To increase our understanding of planetary rover class vehicles Martin Marietta has embarked on the design and construction of a wheeled planetary rover testbed. The vehicle utilizes wheels for mobility and compliments the research being performed with our legged planetary rover the Walking Beam. Designed. for simplicity and reliability the Wheeled Planetary Rover testbed (WPR) is approximately the same size as the Walking Beam (152 cm long). A four wheel all-wheel drive system provides the WPR with a representative mobility capability that will allow for realistic planetary mission simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1388, Mobile Robots V, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48099
Show Author Affiliations
R. Stephen Price, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
Wendell H. Chun, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
Mark W. Hammond, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)
Alexis Hubert, Martin Marietta Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1388:
Mobile Robots V
Wendell H. Chun; William J. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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