publication . Thesis . 2012

Comparative Analysis of Lightweight Robotic Wheeled and Tracked Vehicle

Johnson, Christopher Patrick;
Open Access English
  • Published: 26 Apr 2012
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
This study focuses on conducting a benchmarking analysis for light wheeled and tracked robotic vehicles. Vehicle mobility has long been a key aspect of research for many organizations. According to the Department of Defense vehicle mobility is defined as, "the overall capacity to move from place to place while retaining its ability to perform its primary mission"[1]. Until recently this definition has been applied exclusively to large scale wheeled and tracked vehicles. With new development lightweight ground vehicles designed for military and space exploration applications, the meaning of vehicle mobility must be revised and the tools at our disposal for evalua...
free text keywords: Lightweight robotic vehicle, terramechanics, mobility, energy efficiency
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