A rock-coring campaign in an analogue environment: performance, lessons and development

Harkness, P. , McRobb, M. , Loh, Y., Hyde, M. and Lucas, M. (2014) A rock-coring campaign in an analogue environment: performance, lessons and development. In: AIAA Space 2014 Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 4-7 Aug 2014, (doi:10.2514/6.2014-4264)

Harkness, P. , McRobb, M. , Loh, Y., Hyde, M. and Lucas, M. (2014) A rock-coring campaign in an analogue environment: performance, lessons and development. In: AIAA Space 2014 Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 4-7 Aug 2014, (doi:10.2514/6.2014-4264)

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Abstract

The acquisition of samples from deep within planets, moons and asteroids will require a drilling and sample-retrieving system. A prototype of such a system has been trialled in a partial analogue environment, resulting in the successful extraction of core samples from a range of rocks including sandstone, vesicular basalt and pumice using a mobile rover testbed. This paper describes the mechanical design, software and systems engineering associated with the drill tool, the performances of the hardware, and the nature of the holes.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lucas, Professor Margaret and McRobb, Dr Malcolm and Harkness, Dr Patrick
Authors: Harkness, P., McRobb, M., Loh, Y., Hyde, M., and Lucas, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy

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