ENAE 788X
Planetary Surface Robotics
Fall, 2020

  Space Systems Laboratory - Department of Aerospace Engineering - University of Maryland

 Notes

 200922 -- I have to attend a virtual conference today, so I'm going to take advantage of this to make some revisions in the lecture notes. Because of this today's lecture will be asynchronous - no live lecture, but I'll record it and post it in the next day or so. Please watch it before class next Monday. Also, please keep an eye out here for a homework assignment, coming soon.

 Schedule

#01 - Monday, Aug. 31 – Course Introduction and Term Projects [PDF: 6.2 Mb, 68 pgs.]

#02 - Wednesday, Sept. 2 – Free Space and Airless Body Mobility [PDF: 5.8 Mb, 52 pgs.]

#03 - Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Atmospheric Flight [PDF: 6.4 Mb, 56 pgs.]

#04 - Monday, Sept. 14 – Entry, Descent, and Landing [PDF: 5.2 Mb, 62 pgs.]

#05 - Wednesday, Sept. 16 –Case Study: Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle [PDF: 9.5 Mb, 52 pgs.]

#06 - Monday, Sept. 21 – Terramechanics 1 [PDF: 4.4 Mb, 51 pgs.]

#07 - Wednesday, Sept. 23 – Terramechanics 2 (asynchronous)

#08 - Monday, Sept. 28 – Steering and Suspensions

#09 - Wednesday, Sept. 30 –Slopes and Static Stability

#10 - Monday, Oct. 5 – Static and Quasistatic Stability

#11 - Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Turning on Slopes

#12 - Monday, Oct. 12 - Wheel Climbing over Obstacles

#13 - Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Case Studies: MER/MSL

#14 - Monday, Oct. 19 – Suspension Dynamics

#15 - Wednesday, Oct. 21 – Wheel-Soil Interactions in Turns

#16 - Monday, Oct. 26 – Mobile Robot Kinematics

#17 - Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Case Study: Resource Prospector

#18 - Monday, Nov. 2 – Tracked Vehicles

#19 - Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Legged Locomotion

#20 - Monday, Nov. 9 – Robot Actuators

#21 - Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Robot Sensors

#22 - Monday, Nov. 16 – TBD

#23 - Wednesday, Nov. 18 – TBD

#24 - Monday, Nov. 23 – TBD

#25 - Monday, Nov. 30 – TBD

#26 - Wednesday, Dec. 2 – TBD

#27 - Monday, Dec. 7 – TBD

#28 - Wednesday, Dec. 9 – TBD

#29 - Monday, Dec. 14 – TBD