Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information


Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-GI General Geosciences, Information Geosciences & Simulations

[M-GI21] Earth and planetary informatics with huge data management

Tue. May 24, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A02 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Ken T. Murata(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Susumu Nonogaki(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Tomoaki Hori(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Eizi TOYODA(Forecast Department, Japan Meteorological Agency), Junya Terazono(The University of Aizu), Mayumi Wakabayashi(Kiso-Jiban Consultants Co.,Ltd), Takeshi Horinouchi(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Kazuo Ohtake(Japan Meteorological Agency), Chair:Mayumi Wakabayashi(Kiso-Jiban Consultants Co.,Ltd), Kazuo Ohtake(Japan Meteorological Agency)

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

[MGI21-10] The Systems Design and Project Status of the HAKUTO Micro Lunar Rover for Possible Skylight Exploration

*Toshiro SHIMIZU1, Kazuya Yoshida2,1, Nathan John Britton1, John David Walker2, Toshiki Tanaka1, Daisuke Furutomo1 (1.ispace technologies, inc., 2.Tohoku University)

Keywords:Moon, Rover, HpFP, Skylight Exploration, UDP, TCP/IP

This paper describes the project status of HAKUTO rovers, its systems and the results of the field experiment. HAKUTO is the Japanese team participating in the Google Lunar XPRIZE. This team is consisted of a venture company, Tohoku university and pro bono members.
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is an unprecedented competition, challenging privately funded teams to accomplish three main goals: successfully land a spacecraft on the lunar surface, run the rover on the lunar surface at least 500 meters, and transmit high-definition video and image back to earth. HAKUTO has developed a small and lightweight dual rover system to fulfill the above Google Lunar XPRIZE requirement. Demonstration of rovers’ performance in space environment is verified by conducting thermal vacuum testing, vibration testing, and field testing at Nakatajima sand dune. Furthermore, HAKUTO plans to explore caves beneath the lunar surface for potential lunar habitation. Currently, HAKUTO is preparing the Flight Model rovers which are supposed to be launched in 2017.