JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

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

[M-GI30] [JJ] Earth and planetary informatics with huge data management

Mon. May 22, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 201A (International Conference Hall 2F)

convener:Ken T.Murata(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Kazuo Ohtake(Japan Meteorological Agency), Susumu Nonogaki(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Takeshi Horinouchi(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Chairperson:Ken Murata(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Chairperson:Rie Honda(Department of Information Science, Kochi University)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

[MGI30-12] The Systems Design and Project Status of the HAKUTO Micro Lunar Rover for Exploration

*SHIMIZU TOSHIRO1, Kazuya Yoshida2, John David Walker1, Toshiki Tanaka1, Daisuke Furutomo1, Louis-Jerome Burtz1, Oriol Garcia Gasquez1, Kiyona Miyamoto1, Yu Kudo1, Yuya Sugita1 (1.ispace, inc., 2.Tohoku University)

Keywords:Moon, Lunar Exploration, Rover, HpFP, 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. Currently, HAKUTO is preparing the Flight Model rovers which are supposed to be launched in 2017.