Rover Wheel Analysis
The rover wheel analysis project analyzes different wheel and grouser designs using methods developed at CMU. We have a wheel test rig that is capable of measuring 6 axis forces on a wheel, while using a camera to quantify soil particles as they move.
We have several simulants that can be put in the test rig for simulating wheel interactions on different planetary locations.
dsw [AT] ri.cmu.edu
hinotsume [AT] cmu.edu
smoreland [AT] cmu.edu