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Axel Rovers for Exploring Extreme Terrains

Axel Field Tests, 2011 - Results from two field trials of the Axel and DuAxel rovers at a Mars analogue site near Black Lava Point, Arizona (done in conjunction with MSL)
and at a local quarry in Canyon Country, CA. Tele-operated demonstrations include DuAxel traverses up slopes exceeding 35 degrees, separation
of Axel from DuAxel, and Axel excursions in extreme terrains with slopes ranging from 30 – 85 degrees and in terrains littered with boulders.
A sequence of microscopic, spectroscopic and thermal measurements are acquired on stratigraphic layers of such slopes.
Axel Field Tests, 2011
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Caption: Results from two field trials of the Axel and DuAxel rovers at a Mars analogue site near Black Lava Point, Arizona (done in conjunction with MSL) and at a local quarry in Canyon Country, CA. Tele-operated demonstrations include DuAxel traverses up slopes exceeding 35 degrees, separation of Axel from DuAxel, and Axel excursions in extreme terrains with slopes ranging from 30 – 85 degrees and in terrains littered with boulders. A sequence of microscopic, spectroscopic and thermal measurements are acquired on stratigraphic layers of such slopes.
 

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