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Title: Performance Evaluation of Wheels for Lunar Vehicles
Authors: Freitag, Dean R.
Green, A. J. (Andrew J.)
Melzer, Klaus-Jurgen.
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Wheels--Testing
Lunar surface vehicles
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. M-70-2
Abstract: The study reported herein was conducted by personnel of the Mobility Research Branch (MRB), Mobility and Environmental (M&E) Division, U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), for the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, under NASA - Defense Purchase Request No. H-58504A, dated 30 April 1969. The tests were conducted under the general supervision of Messrs. W. G. Shockley and S. J. Knight, Chief and Assistant Chief, respectively, of the M&E Division, and under the direct supervision of Dr. D. R. Freitag, former Chief, MRB, and now Chief, Office of Technical Programs and Plans, WES, Mr. A. J, Green, Chief, Vehicle Dynamics Section, MRB, and Dr. K.-J. Melzer of the Mobility Fundamentals Section, MRB. This report was prepared by Drs. Freitag and Melzer and Mr. Green. The Bendix, Boeing-GM, and SLRV wheels used in the study were furnished by MSFC, and the Grumman wheel by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., Bethpage, N. Y. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., furnished the surveyor Lunar Rover Vehicle, and representatives of that laboratory participated in the testing conducted with this vehicle. The 4x4 test vehicle was originally fabricated by WNRE, Inc., as a model of a marsh buggy and was modified by WES for this test program. Acknowledgment is made to Mr. C. J. Nuttall, Jr., of WNRE, Inc., for his advice and assistance during the study. COL Levi A. Brown, CE, was Director of WES during the conduct of this study and preparation of this report, and Mr. F. R. Brown was Technical Director.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report M-70-2
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 213 pages / 9.128Mb
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