Effect of tractive given by grousers mounted on wheels for lunar rovers on loose soil

Kojiro Iizuka, Tamon Yoshida, Takashi Kubota

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Abstract

Rovers are one of the most important mission devices for planetary exploration. The Lnar rovers are required to move on rough terrains such as in craters and rear cliffs where it is scientifically very important to explore. Recently, wheel typed rovers are popular for planetary exploration missions. However, there is a problem that the wheel typed rovers have possibility of stack. Because the ground where the rover have to traverse is loose soil called Regolith. When the rover traverse the ground like this, the one have possible doing stack. Therefore the surface of the wheel of the rovers has grouser like fin's form. The running performance of the rover can improve by grouser of the wheel. However, it is not clear on what kind of the form of grouser is appropriate. Therefore, this paper investigates about grouser's form. We carry out experiment that focus on the length and the ratio between radius of the wheel and grouser's length concrete. In experiment, we use the single wheel test equipment. This equipment can measure slip ratio various slope for traversing. We consider the running performance from results using single wheel test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages110-115
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 2011 Nov 72011 Nov 10

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Conference

Conference37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period11/11/711/11/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Iizuka, K., Yoshida, T., & Kubota, T. (2011). Effect of tractive given by grousers mounted on wheels for lunar rovers on loose soil. In Proceedings: IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 110-115). [6119297] (IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2011.6119297