University Rover Challenge 2017 was organized from 1 June 2017 to 3 June 2017. 82 teams registered and 36 of them were invited for the on-site competetion at the Mars Deset Research Station, Utah. Mars Rover Manipal went into the competition with great excitement. Our rover performed all four tasks to the best of its capabalitites.
We achieved 8th position all over the world.
Our rover was the best performer from India and Asia.
Our biggest highlight was the score of 100 out of 100 in the Science Cache Task.
|Maximum Speed||3.75 m/s|
|Tires||30 cm Low pressure balloon tires|
|Tractive Effort||850 N|
|Drive System Power||11.58 HP|
|Wheels||Three quarter floating axle|
|Suspension||Modified Rocker Bogie|
|Max Traversable Height||0.8m|
|Chassis||Ladder frame chassis|
|Chassis Weight||1.11 Kg|
|Robotic arm||Articulated 6 DOF Robotic arm|
|Horizontal Reach||780 mm|
|Vertical Reach||1150 mm|
|Soil Collection||Dedicated auger mechanism|
|Centre of gravity||312 mm|
|Wheel motors||24V DC Motors|
|Motor drivers||13A (continuous) DC motor driver for wheel motors
Custom DC motor drivers for manipulator motors
|Single board computer||Raspberry Pi 3|
|Communication frequency||5 GHz|
|Feedback||Analog cameras, Encoder|
|Autonomous System||Traversal and navigation capability, Image Processing|
|Sensors||GPS, Magnetometer, Soil moisture sensor, Temperature sensor, |
Methane sensor, Hydrogen sulfide sensor