Theoretical Design and Specification of a Mars Rover for Controlled Exploration
This paper presents a comprehensive design and specifications of a Mars rover for a controlled operation to
explore mars, perform various scientific experiments and collect data. It particularly focuses on key aspects such as
mechanics, wheels and propulsion systems, robotic arms and controls, and protection systems. The aim was to design an
exploration rover operable on Mars that is to be controlled and monitored from a base station on Mars itself, not farther than
20 kilometers from the Rover. The Rover's mechanics are designed such that it can fulfill all the requirements while
simultaneously withstanding the extreme temperatures, dust storms, and rough terrain common on Mars. It explores the
Drive system and Robotic arm along with their constituent parts to come up with a robust design of the overall system which
can withstand extra-terrestrial conditions.
Keyword - Rover, Robotic arm, Rocker Bogie.