Portrait of Lunar Regolith Excavation and Transport
Heads: William (Red) L. Whittaker and David Wettergreen
Contact: Krzysztof Skonieczny
Associated Lab: Field Robotics Center (FRC)
Last Project Publication Year: 2012

This research is developing techniques for working lunar regolith (soil) in order to support resource extraction and site preparation. We are conducting a comprehensive study of excavation and transport mechanisms and scaling the results to the lunar environment. We are innovating new mechanisms and methods for lunar operations.

Displaying 3 Publications
Conference Paper, Proceedings of Earth and Space Conference, pp. 495 - 504, April, 2012
Conference Paper, Proceedings of Earth and Space '10: Exploration and Utilization of Extraterrestrial Bodies, pp. 1326 - 1333, March, 2010
Conference Paper, Proceedings of IEEE Aerospace Conference, March, 2009

Current RI People

Past Project People

  • Scott Jared Moreland
  • David P Gump
  • John P Thornton