Planetary Rovers: A Study on Wheels

Introduction The wheels on a rover that is tasked with traversing difficult terrain are a matter of great deliberation and consideration for engineers designing them. For a large part, the wheels are responsible for the motion of the rover, along with which come traction, weight, size, shock absorption, and several other factors that need to be optimized, often with tradeoffs and compromises. This article aims at compiling the many wheel types that have been used Read more…