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Title: Experimental results of rover-based coring and caching
Authors: Backes, Paul
Younse, Paulo
DiCicco, Matthew
Hudson, Nicolas
Collins, Curtis
Allwood, Abigail
Paolini, Robert
Male, Cason
Ma, Jeremy
Steele, Andrew
Conrad, Pamela
Keywords: Mars
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2011
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011.
Citation: IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 3, 2011.
Abstract: Experimental results are presented for experiments performed using a prototype rover-based sample coring and caching system. The system consists of a rotary percussive coring tool on a five degree-of-freedom manipulator arm mounted on a FIDO-class rover and a sample caching subsystem mounted on the rover. Coring and caching experiments were performed in a laboratory setting and in a field test at Mono Lake, California. Rock abrasion experiments using an abrading bit on the coring tool were also performed. The experiments indicate that the sample acquisition and caching architecture is viable for use in a 2018 timeframe Mars caching mission and that rock abrasion using an abrading bit may be feasible in place of a dedicated rock abrasion tool.
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