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Title: Performance of Boeing LRV Wheels in a Lunar Soil Simulant. Report 1, Effect of Wheel Design and Soil
Authors: Green, A. J. (Andrew J.)
Melzer, Klaus-Jurgen.
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Wheels--Design and construction
Lunar soil--Models
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. M-71-10 Rept.1.
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). The study was sponsored by the Apollo Program Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D. C., and it was under the technical cognizance of Dr. N. C. Castes of the Space Sciences Laboratory, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama. The work was performed under NASA - Defense Purchase Request No. H-68683A, dated 9 April 1970. 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 Mr. A. J. Green and Dr. K.-J. Melzer of the Research Projects Group, MRB. This report was prepared by Mr. Green and Dr. Melzer. The Lunar Rover wheels used in this ,study were furnished by the A. C. Electronics Division of General Motors Corporation in cooperation with the Boeing Company (Huntsville, Alabama) and MSFC. The wheels were modified by the WES without their basic characteristics being altered. Acknowledgment is made to Dr. D. R. Freitag, Assistant Technical Director, WES, for his advice and assistance during this study. COL Levi A. Brown, CE, and COL Ernest D. Peixotto, CE, were Directors of WES during the conduct of this study and preparation of this report. Mr. F. R. Brown was Technical Director.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report M-71-10 Report 1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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