Abstract Title

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Authors' Class Standing

Estelle Fortes, Freshman Zach Henney, Junior Mo Sabliny, Junior Aaron Taylor, Junior

Lead Presenter

Estelle Fortes

Faculty Mentor Name

Brenda Haven

Format Preference

Demonstration

Abstract

NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held annually in at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is an engineering design challenge that asks teams of student engineers to design a human-powered vehicle capable of traversing a simulated lunar surface. However, there is an interesting stipulation in the design of the moonbuggy: it must be able to be transported in a 4x4x4 foot cube, echoing the design constraint faced by the engineers who built the Lunar Roving Vehicles used by the astronauts of the later Apollo missions. The vehicle in this proposal, Ocelot, designed by the Society of Women Engineers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus, is intended to be a contender in the 2014 Moonbuggy Race, and builds off of the ideas shared by veteran participants of the Race as well as shoring up innovative ideas from the design team.

Location

AC1-115 (Bldg. 74)

Start Date

4-4-2014 1:10 PM

End Date

4-4-2014 1:25 PM

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NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

AC1-115 (Bldg. 74)

NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held annually in at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is an engineering design challenge that asks teams of student engineers to design a human-powered vehicle capable of traversing a simulated lunar surface. However, there is an interesting stipulation in the design of the moonbuggy: it must be able to be transported in a 4x4x4 foot cube, echoing the design constraint faced by the engineers who built the Lunar Roving Vehicles used by the astronauts of the later Apollo missions. The vehicle in this proposal, Ocelot, designed by the Society of Women Engineers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus, is intended to be a contender in the 2014 Moonbuggy Race, and builds off of the ideas shared by veteran participants of the Race as well as shoring up innovative ideas from the design team.