Andreas Gibbesch

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For planetary rovers, demonstration of the overall mobility performance on soft soil is a demand to guarantee for mission success. Since several years, DLR's Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics is strongly engaged in planetary mobile system developments. For the very important wheel-soil interaction a 3D-MBS tool for modeling and simulation of the(More)
A mobile surface element is required in the frame of the ESA ExoMars mission for exploring Mars in order to investigate the environment and to search for evidence of life [1]. The mobility aspect is important in terms of range and duration and was investigated by Oerlikon Space AG and its team during the phase B1 of the ExoMars project. An important outcome(More)
A mobile surface element is required in the frame of the ESA ExoMars mission for exploring Mars in order to investigate the environment and search for evidence of life. The mobility aspect is important in terms of range and duration but the rover and in particular the locomotion subsystem has also to fulfill other key mission constraints related to the(More)
Extended Abstract Since several years space missions are more and more focusing on promoting mobile systems for planetary exploration. ExoMars (Mars), MoonNEXT (Moon) or even Marco Polo (asteroid mission) are promising highest scientific return. Dealing with the hostile environment and reliably operating in an unknown and unstructured terrain are the key(More)
Rover vehicles are being designed to deploy scientific instruments on planetary surfaces within a considerable radius around the landing site or to traverse long distances away from there. Current planetary missions like NASA's MER mission as well as future ones like NASA's MSL mission and ESA's ExoMars mission are typical examples for projects where robot(More)
Mobility analysis of wheeled rovers plays a fundamental role in planetary exploration. In particular , the study of the rover behavior on soft terrain has got high priority. A famous, but unfortunate, example of possible consequences when driving on soft soil is connected with the NASA Mars rover Spirit that after years of successful operation got stuck on(More)
Rovers on Mars or Moon for planetary exploration are obtainig increased importance within the spaceflight nations. To achieve full mission success, driveability and mobility in all kind of complex motion scenarios has to be guaranteed. Here, proper modeling and understanding of the complex wheel-soil interaction, i.e. the terramechanics for flexible and(More)
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