Magnetic compliant suspension concept for space robotics
Parfitt, M. and McKee, G. (2011) Magnetic compliant suspension concept for space robotics. In: ASTRA 2011: 11th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation, 12-14 April 2011, Noordwijk, the Netherlands .
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This paper proposes a Dual-Magnet Magnetic Compliance Unit (DMCU) for use in medium sized space rover platforms to enhance terrain handling capabilities and speed of traversal. An explanation of magnetic compliance and how it can be applied to space robotics is shown, along with an initial mathematical model for this system. A design for the DMCU is proposed along with a 4-wheeled DMCU Testing Rig.