Rover Design for Polar Astrobiological Exploration

Liam Pedersen, David Wettergreen, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Chris McKay, Matthew DiGoia, Dominic Jonak, Stuart Heys, James Teza, and Michael D. Wagner
Proceedings of the ISAIRAS 2005 Conference, Munich, Germany , ESA SP-603, 5-8 September, 2005, October, 2005.


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Abstract
LORAX is a robotic mission to characterize the distribution of microbes in Antarctica’s ice sheets. Robotic platform requirements include navigational autonomy and clean, sustainable power systems to operate unattended for a month without introducing contamination that would affect the results. This paper details the LORAX investigation, the navigational autonomy development and testing, and an analysis of wind and solar power to accomplish this mission.

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Liam Pedersen, David Wettergreen, Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Chris McKay, Matthew DiGoia, Dominic Jonak, Stuart Heys, James Teza, and Michael D. Wagner, "Rover Design for Polar Astrobiological Exploration," Proceedings of the ISAIRAS 2005 Conference, Munich, Germany , ESA SP-603, 5-8 September, 2005, October, 2005.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Pedersen_2005_7079,
   author = "Liam Pedersen and David Wettergreen and Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos and Chris McKay and Matthew DiGoia and Dominic Jonak and Stuart Heys and James Teza and Michael D Wagner",
   title = "Rover Design for Polar Astrobiological Exploration",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the ISAIRAS 2005 Conference, Munich, Germany , ESA SP-603, 5-8 September, 2005",
   month = "October",
   year = "2005",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-",
}