Requirements assessment and operational demands for a resource mapping rover mission to the lunar polar regions

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A preliminary set of requirements for a robotic rover mission to the lunar polar region are described and assessed. Tasks to be performed by the rover include core drill sample acquisition, mineral and volatile soil content assay, and significant wide area traversals. Assessment of the postulated requirements is performed using first order estimates of energy, power, and communications throughput issues. Two potential rover system configurations are considered, a smaller rover envisioned as part of a group of multiple rovers, and a larger single rover envisioned along more traditional planetary surface rover concept lines.

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KLARER,PAUL R.; BINDER,ALAN B. & LENARD,ROGER X. January 26, 2000.

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A preliminary set of requirements for a robotic rover mission to the lunar polar region are described and assessed. Tasks to be performed by the rover include core drill sample acquisition, mineral and volatile soil content assay, and significant wide area traversals. Assessment of the postulated requirements is performed using first order estimates of energy, power, and communications throughput issues. Two potential rover system configurations are considered, a smaller rover envisioned as part of a group of multiple rovers, and a larger single rover envisioned along more traditional planetary surface rover concept lines.

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11 p.

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  • World Automation Congress, Maui, HI (US), 06/11/2000--06/16/2000

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-0283C
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KLARER,PAUL R.; BINDER,ALAN B. & LENARD,ROGER X. Requirements assessment and operational demands for a resource mapping rover mission to the lunar polar regions, article, January 26, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc705893/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.