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Parking Lot Storage for Sample Tube Collection by a Fetch Rover

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dc.contributor.advisor Zucker, Matt Studier, Greta 2019-08-01T20:12:46Z 2019-08-01T20:12:46Z 2019
dc.description.abstract I worked remotely for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for my semester-long senior engineering design project, designing a parking lot storage solution for sample tubes on a fetch rover as part of JPL’s Mars Sample Return Mission (MSR). This involved designing a parking lot and passive mechanism for storage of ~30 sample tubes filled with Martian rock while the Sample Fetch Rover (SFR) is in transit on the Mars surface. This involved 3D modeling and printing four different passive mechanisms, testing them at JPL with a fetch rover and robotic arm, choosing a final passive mechanism, and designing the final parking lot. The final product is GD&T drawings of the final design, which could be used for fabrication. This project integrates what I worked on during my summer internship at JPL (the Mars 2020 Rover sample tubes), and what I have learned from my undergraduate engineering degree at Swarthmore College. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Engineering en_US
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dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title Parking Lot Storage for Sample Tube Collection by a Fetch Rover en_US
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