JPL Technical Report Server

Experimental results of rover-based coring and caching

Show simple item record Backes, Paul Younse, Paulo DiCicco, Matthew Hudson, Nicolas Collins, Curtis Allwood, Abigail Paolini, Robert Male, Cason Ma, Jeremy Steele, Andrew Conrad, Pamela 2011-12-19T19:01:11Z 2011-12-19T19:01:11Z 2011-03-03
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 3, 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-0464
dc.description.abstract Experimental results are presented for experiments performed using a prototype rover-based sample coring and caching system. The system consists of a rotary percussive coring tool on a five degree-of-freedom manipulator arm mounted on a FIDO-class rover and a sample caching subsystem mounted on the rover. Coring and caching experiments were performed in a laboratory setting and in a field test at Mono Lake, California. Rock abrasion experiments using an abrading bit on the coring tool were also performed. The experiments indicate that the sample acquisition and caching architecture is viable for use in a 2018 timeframe Mars caching mission and that rock abrasion using an abrading bit may be feasible in place of a dedicated rock abrasion tool. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject Mars en_US
dc.subject rover en_US
dc.subject coring en_US
dc.subject caching en_US
dc.title Experimental results of rover-based coring and caching en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record



My Account