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Dark Ages Lunar Interferometer: Deployment Rover - Suspension System and Transition Mecanism
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a continuation of last year's work and it builds on earlier construction of a rover that will deploy an interferometer on the far side of the moon. The project is done in collaboration with (JPL) Jet Propulsion Laboratoryin Pasadena, California. Given the size of the mission, accuracy and time limit project has been split into several smaller projects. The areas that are the focus of this project are the suspension and the transition system. The transition system that is originated from the stage when the rover transforms from the transit mode to ready mode, and the suspension system, are in this thesis work presented by detailed conceptual design. The next step, not mentioned this thesis work, will be to perform aprimary structure design on the details. The project owner’s ultimate goal is to create a better understanding about the origins of the universe and its continual changing. This would give scientists an opportunity to study some of the most fundamental questions that are still are waiting for answers. Together with a group of energy engineers, Gustav Andersson and Emil Ericsson, we were caught by the very attractive project assignment, well aware that not many people get the chance or the opportunity to be involved or work with projects like this.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
rover, conceptual design, suspension system, transition system. NASA, Dark Ages
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25881OAI: diva2:729188
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Available from: 2014-06-26 Created: 2014-06-25 Last updated: 2014-06-26Bibliographically approved

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