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Concept for coring from a low-mass rover

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dc.contributor.author Backes, Paul G.
dc.contributor.author Khatib, Oussama
dc.contributor.author Diaz-Calderon, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Warren, James
dc.contributor.author Collins, Curtis
dc.contributor.author Chang, Zensheu
dc.date.accessioned 2006-01-18T21:26:27Z
dc.date.available 2006-01-18T21:26:27Z
dc.date.issued 2006-03-04
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 04, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-4027
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38332
dc.description.abstract Future Mars missions, such as the Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission, may benefit from core sample acquisition from a low-mass rover where the rover cannot be assumed to be stationary during a coring operation. Manipulation from Mars rovers is currently done under the assumption that the rover acts as a stationary, stable platform for the arm. An MSR mission scenario with a low-mass rover has been developed and the technology needs have been investigated. Models for alternative types of coring tools and tool-environment interaction have been developed and input along with wheel-soil interaction models into the Stanford Simulation & Active Interfaces (SAI) simulation environment to enable simulation of coring operations from a rover. Coring tests using commercial coring tools indicate that the quality of the core is a critical criterion in the system design. Current results of the models, simulation, and coring tests are provided. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 452246 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject Mars exploration en
dc.subject rovers en
dc.title Concept for coring from a low-mass rover en
dc.type Preprint en


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