Engineering, Design and Construction of Lunar Bases
How do we begin to expand our civilization to the Moon? What are the technical issues that infrastructural engineers, in particular, must address? This paper has the goal of introducing...

(DM)²: A Modular Mobile Manipulator

Lunar Base Scenario for Middle School with RC Rover

Intelligent Excavator Control for a Lunar Mining System
The benefits of utilizing local planetary resources are a large reduction in the cost of lifting materials from the earth's surface into earth orbit. Since the moon is one of the closest...

Drivetrain Design, Incorporating Redundancy, for an Autonomous Walking Robot
An often overlooked, though critical, component of a mobile robot is the drivetrain. To achieve the ambitious programmatic goals of an extra-terrestrial, planetary robotic explorer, a...

An Intelligent Robotic Vehicle for Lunar/Martian Applications
This paper describes the research effort being undertaken at UA/NASA Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) towards a general-purpose intelligent robotic vehicle system (IRVS) for Lunar...

Braced Double Skinned Structure in Lunar Application
A parametric study is designed to evaluate a proposed Braced Double Skinned roof structure utilizing extrapolated theoretical solutions i.e. Navier's solution and Levy's solution. A Finite...

Reliability of Structures for the Moon
The subject of risk and reliability for lunar structures is introduced and critical issues deliberated. A tensile structure is considered as an example in order to become more specific...

Design Techniques for Rectangular Lunar Modules
This paper discusses relevant issues concerning the design and performance of cubical lunar modules. Previously, these modules have shown to be a possible solution for living and working...

A Membrane Structure for a Lunar Assembly Building
This paper describes potential design options and construction approaches for the development of an inflatable membrane structure of non-circular cross section. This structure could be...

A New Airlock Approach for Human Exploration
Conceptual design work on the First Lunar Outpost (FLO) mission led to the development of an airlock concept called the `doorlock' which appears quite promising for all aspects of manned...

A Near-Term, Long-Duration, Lunar Outpost Design
The design of a long-term human outpost on the Moon will require shielding from not only solar proton and galactic cosmic radiation but also from micro-meteoroid and meteoroid strikes....

Distributional Information for Ejection Fragments
Due to lack of experience of building structures on the lunar surface and the variability that will exist in the loading as well as the structural resistance, it is suggested that initial...

Adaptive Space Station Technologies and Systems for a Lunar Surface Return Mission
The current global economic climate, in particular that of the United States, has impacted all aspects of government spending. Wise use of existing, as well as near-term planned, assets...

Transport Infrastructure Choices for Industrial Cis-lunar Traffic

A Practical Application of Concession Schemes to Space Energy Projects
It has been shown in previous papers and studies that some of the financing schemes involving a mix of private and government funds, which are used for terrestrial large infrastructures,...

The Challenge of Mining He-3 on the Lunar Surface: How All the Parts Fit Together
After the initial confirmation of the existence of He-3 on the lunar surface in 1985, there has been a flurry of activity both in the U.S. and abroad to find the best method of garnering...

Helium-3 on the Moon: Model Assumptions and Abundances
Solar-wind particles are present in the outer few 100 angstroms of each soil particle of the Moon. Of particular interest, are the volatiles hydrogen (40-100 ppm) and helium (5-45 ppm)....

Energy Analysis of High Temperature Lunar Manufacturing Processes
This paper presents an energy analysis methodology to optimize the power system requirements for high temperature manufacturing processes on the moon. Power requirement and power system's...

A Space Station of Mars
While we are putting stations on the moon and in orbit in this fast changing world of growing scientific knowledge we must look past the step we are currently on to the steps beyond. The...

 

 

 

 

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