Steering characteristics of an exploration rover on loose soil based on all-wheel dynamics model

Genya Ishigami, Kazuya Yoshida

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Abstract

In this paper, steering characteristics of an exploration rover on loose soil is studied. Analysis of the steering characteristics is a key to plan and control the motion trajectory of a rover. Traditionally, such analysis has been made based on a model called "bicycle model." In that model, a four-wheel carlike vehicle is approximated by a two-wheel bicycle-like vehicle with the fore-wheels and the rear-wheels paired. However, the bicycle model does not show a good performance when a vehicle travels off-road. In order to analyze the steering characteristics of a vehicle on loose soil, the authors develop a model that respects the dynamics of each wheel's slip and skid behavior. The developed model is called All-Wheel Dynamics Model. In the allwheel dynamics model, the behavior of each wheel on loose soil is modeled based on terramechanics. The motion trajectory of the vehicle is obtained by numerical simulation using the wheeland- vehicle dynamics model. The validity of the proposed model is examined by the experiments of a wheel and a vehicle using simulated lunar-surface soil. The experimental results show that the proposed model provides a better approximation than the traditional bicycle model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
Pages2041-2046
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE IRS/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2005 - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Duration: 2005 Aug 22005 Aug 6

Publication series

Name2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS

Other

OtherIEEE IRS/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2005
CountryCanada
CityEdmonton, AB
Period05/8/205/8/6

Keywords

  • Exploration rover
  • Steering characteristics
  • Terramechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Ishigami, G., & Yoshida, K. (2005). Steering characteristics of an exploration rover on loose soil based on all-wheel dynamics model. In 2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS (pp. 2041-2046). [1545277] (2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2005.1545277