Planetary Rovers: Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

Planetary Rovers: Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

by Alex Ellery

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)

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Overview

This will be the only book on planetary rover development covering all aspects relevant to the design of systems

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783662568453
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 03/31/2018
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 702
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor Alex Ellery is a Canada Research Chair in Space Robotics & Space Technology in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics, MSc in Astronomy and PhD in Astronautics & Space Engineering. He is also an alumnus of the International Space University. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds Fellowships at the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was formerly at the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey where he was awarded the George Stephenson medal by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2005). He was formerly Chair of the Astrobiology Society of Britain (2005/2006).

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Planetary Environments.- The Design of Planetary Rover Missions.- Scientific Payload, Deployment.- Robotic Rover Design.- Rover Locomotion.- Autonomous Navigation.- Rover Avionics.- Mission Communications Architecture.- Power Generation, Thermal Control.- A Case Study: The ExoMars Mission.- Conclusions, The Future.

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