Autonomous burrowing robot for lunar subsurface exploration

Takashi Kubota, Kenji Nagaoka, Masatsugu Otsuki, Satoshi Tanaka

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

In the future lunar exploration missions, global information respect to the origin, the internal structure, and the chemical components is important from the viewpoint of solar exploration. Any system burying the seismometer in the lunar soil is required in order to retain the temperature and improve the coupling with the soil. The authors propose a small burrowing robot for burying it in the lunar soil. In this paper, firstly the authors explain some requirements for the lunar robotic system and discuss the comparison with the other planetary excavation systems. Then the authors present the strategy for subsurface propulsion. Based on the analysis, the authors propose a new type screw drilling mechanism for a burrowing subsurface robot. Through some experiments and theory analysis, the authors evaluate the performances of the proposed system.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
ページ1176-1183
ページ数8
出版ステータスPublished - 2008 12月 1
イベント59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
継続期間: 2008 9月 292008 10月 3

出版物シリーズ

名前International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
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Other

Other59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
国/地域United Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period08/9/2908/10/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 宇宙惑星科学
  • 航空宇宙工学
  • 天文学と天体物理学

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