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1995

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Advanced Rover Chassis, Eric Alan Poulson, Collin Lewis, Todd Graves May 1995

Advanced Rover Chassis, Eric Alan Poulson, Collin Lewis, Todd Graves

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

Background:

The six wheeled rover vehicle detailed in this design is intended as an upgrade test bed for the sensor array and autonomous navigation algorithms in use by Utah State University's Center for Self-Organizing and Intelligent Systems (CSOIS). The CSOIS's sensor suite can successfully detect and avoid unnavigable obstacles up to five vehicle lengths in front of the vehicle. The center presently uses a modified RC type chassis and only supports two wheel drive. This chassis was adequate to bring the CSOIS's algorithms to a proof-of-principles state, but in order to place the system in any practical ...