Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Volume 4, Number Special Issue 12, p.18-22 (2015)

URL:

https://www.amrita.edu/sites/default/files/design_of_spider_mechanism_for_extraterrestrial_rover.pdf

Keywords:

Rover arm, Rover suspension, Spider mechanism, Stepped terrain

Abstract:

This paper relates to a mechanism that involves enabling the arms of a rover to traverse up steps / rocks
and still be able to take the shocks of uneven or rough terrain. The primary use of the mechanism discussed in this
paper is to allow extraterrestrial rovers to climb high stepped terrain and have a suspension system in place to provide
restoring force for the arms to come down and provide traction for the wheels over the ground. Such a mechanism
allows the rover to travel uncharted and unexplored terrain.

Cite this Research Publication

A. Simon, Dutt, K., Basil, P., TK, S., Suresh, A., M., A., Ganesh, U., and Pramod, S., “Design of Spider Mechanism for Extraterrestrial Rover”, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 4, pp. 18-22, 2015.