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Project TypeMQP
Submission date2012-04-26
Authors
  • Joseph Lawrence Amato, RBE
  • Jon Jacob Anderson, RBE ME
  • Thomas James Carlone, RBE
  • Michael Eli Fagan, LAE
  • URNE-project-042612-131133
    TitleORYX 2.0: A Planetary Exploration Mobility Platform
    Advisors
  • Padir, Taskin, EE
  • Stafford, Kenneth A., ME
  • Availability unrestricted

    Abstract

    This project involved the design, manufacturing, integration, and testing of ORYX 2.0, a modular mobility platform. ORYX 2.0 is a rover designed for operation on rough terrain to facilitate space related technology research and Earth exploration missions. Currently there are no low-cost rovers available to academia or industry, making it difficult to conduct research related to surface exploration. ORYX 2.0 fills this gap by serving as a ruggedized highly mobile research platform with many features aimed at simplifying payload integration. Multiple teleoperated field testing trials on a variety of terrains validated the roverís ruggedness and ability to operate soundly. Lastly, a deployable pan-tilt camera was designed, built, and tested, as an example payload.

    Files
  • 12_oryx_mqp_paper.pdf
  • 12_oryx_mqp_poster.pdf
  • 12_oryx_mqp_video.mov

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