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Lunar Regolith Excavation and Transport

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.

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Novel Experimental Technique for Visualizing and Analyzing Robot-Soil Interactions
Krzysztof Skonieczny, Scott Jared Moreland, Colin Creager and David Wettergreen

Conference Paper, Earth and Space Conference, April, 2012
Parameters governing regolith site work by small robots
Krzysztof Skonieczny, David Wettergreen and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, ASCE Earth & Space 2010, March, 2010
Configuring innovative regolith moving techniques for lunar outposts
Krzysztof Skonieczny, Matthew E. DiGioia, Raymond L Barsa, David Wettergreen and William (Red) L. Whittaker

Conference Paper, IEEE Aerospace, March, 2009

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