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LRU – Lightweight Rover Unit

Wedler, Armin and Rebele, Bernhard and Reill, Josef and Suppa, Michael and Hirschmüller, Heiko and Brand, Christoph and Schuster, Martin and Vodermayer, Bernhard and Gmeiner, Heiner and Maier, Annika and Willberg, Bertram and Bussmann, Kristin and Wappler, Fabian and Hellerer, Matthias (2015) LRU – Lightweight Rover Unit. In: Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA). 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Mai 2015, Niederlande.

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Official URL: http://www.congrexprojects.com/2015-events/15a07/introduction

Abstract

This paper presents the novel Lightweight Rover Unit (LRU) developed at DLR-RMC Robotic and Mechatronic Center. The LRU rover is a terrestrial prototype based on the experiences gained with the mobile payload element (MPE) rover which has been originally developed for the ESA lunar lander mission. The small MPE lunar rover was foreseen for collecting and fetching samples on the lunar surface. This paper describes the development of the small and lightweight LRU rover prototype with respect to kinematic aspects, the electronic perspective and the control point of view. The LRU is equipped with a highly sophisticated autonomous navigation system, which is also briefly described in this paper. The LRU paves the way towards a small space qualified exploration rover. The technology readiness level (TRL) of its incorporated substantial robotic modules has been increased and the components and technologies developed for the LRU can be reused for future developments.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/102155/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:LRU – Lightweight Rover Unit
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Wedler, ArminArmin.Wedler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rebele, BernhardBernhard.Rebele (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Reill, JosefJosef.Reill (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Suppa, MichaelMichael.Suppa (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hirschmüller, Heikoheiko.hirschmueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Brand, Christophchristoph.brand (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schuster, MartinMartin.Schuster (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Vodermayer, BernhardDLR - German Aerospace Center, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
Gmeiner, HeinerDLR - German Aerospace Center, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
Maier, Annikaannika.maier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Willberg, Bertrambertram.willberg (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bussmann, Kristinkristinbussmann (at) web.deUNSPECIFIED
Wappler, FabianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hellerer, MatthiasMatthias.Hellerer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Space, Rover
Event Title:13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA)
Event Location:Niederlande
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:Mai 2015
Organizer:ESA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Weiterentwicklung Robotik - Mechatronik und Dynamik
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (since 2013) > Mechatronic Components and Systems
Deposited By: Reill, Dr. Josef
Deposited On:14 Jan 2016 12:42
Last Modified:10 May 2016 23:42

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