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Scott Moreland

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-105

Pasadena, CA 91101

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(818) 354-8172

Member of:

347B - Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators

Dr. Scott Moreland

Group Leader

Biography

Scott Moreland is a member of the Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group. His work typically involves systems that interact with the ground either for mobility or sampling purposes. Of particular interest to Dr. Moreland is the development of traction devices for extreme surface materials and micro-gravity environments. His experience includes the design and fielding of robotic vehicles, mechanism/machine design and mechanical systems testing.

Education

PhD, Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University, 2013
MSc, Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University, 2009
BAS, Mechanical Engineering
University of Toronto, 2007

Professional Experience

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2013-present
Mars Sample Return Rover Formulation 2017-present
Mars 2020 Mobility Subsystem Team 2014-present
Enceladus Surface Sample Acquisition for In Situ Measurements Return Research and Technology Development – Task Manager 2018-present
Sampling Chain for Comet Surface Sample Return Research and Technology Development – Task Manager 2013-2018
MSL Wheel Tiger Team 2014-2016

Research Interests

Surface mobility, microgravity mobility, terramechanics, wheels, traction devices, excavation, planetary sampling, off-road vehicles

Publications

2017
  1. S, Moreland G, Diaz Lankenau, I, De Candido P, Backes, M, Badescu, "Penetration Mechanics Modeling & Validation of Blade Implements into Porous, Brittle Comet Simulant," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 01 March 2017.
2016
  1. P, Backes; S, Moreland; H, Manohara; J, Green; J, Grimes-York; M, Basescu; P, Vieira; R, Toda; E, Carey; G, Peters, "Experimental Results with the BiBlade Sampling Chain for Comet Surface Sampling," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 01 March 2016.
2015
  1. K. Skonieczny, S. Moreland, V. Asnani, C. Creager, D. Wettergreen, "Visualizing and Analyzing Machine-soil Interactions Using Computer Vision," Journal of Field Robotics, Volume 31, Issue 5, pages 820–836, 24 January 2015.
  2. D. Loret de Mola Lemus, D. Kohanbash, S. Moreland, D. Wettergreen, "Slope Descent using Plowing to Minimize Slip for Planetary Rovers," Journal of Field Robotics, Special Issue: Special Issue on Field and Service Robotics, Volume 31, Issue 5, pages 803–819, 24 January 2015.
  3. C. Creager, K. Johnson, M. Plant, S. Moreland, K. Skonieczny, "Push–pull Locomotion for Vehicle Extrication," Journal of Terramechanics, 01 January 2015.
2014
  1. P. Backes, C. McQuin, M. Badescu, A. Ganino, H. Manohara, Y. Bae, R. Toda, N. Wiltsie, S. Moreland, J. Grimes-York, P. Walkemeyer, E. Kulczycki, C. Dandino, "Sampling System Concepts for a Touch-and-Go Architecture Comet Surface Sample Return Mission," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 01 January 2014.
2013
  1. S. Moreland, "Traction Processes of Wheels in Loose, Granular Soil," (PhD Dissertation)Carnegie Mellon University, 01 December 2013.
2012
  1. K. Skonieczny, S. Moreland, D. Wettergreen, "A Grouser Spacing Equation for Determining Appropriate Geometry of Planetary Rover Wheels," Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Conference, 01 October 2012.
  2. S. Moreland, K. Skonieczny, and D. Wettergreen, "Motion Analysis System for Robot Traction Device Evaluation and Design," International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, 01 July 2012.
  3. D. Kohanbash, S. Moreland, and D. Wettergreen, "Plowing for Rover Control on Extreme Slopes," Field and Service Robotics Conference, 01 July 2012.
  4. C. Creager, S. Moreland, K. Skonieczny, K. Johnson, V. Asnani, and R. Gilligan, "Benefit of "Push-pull" Locomotion for Planetary Rover Mobility," Earth and Space Conference, 01 April 2012.
  5. K. Skonieczny, S. Moreland, C. Creager, and D. Wettergreen, "Novel Experimental Technique for Visualizing and Analyzing Robot-Soil Interactions," Earth and Space Conference, 01 April 2012.
  6. I. Vlahinic, J. Andrade, K. Skonieczny, S. Moreland, and D. Wettergreen, "Rover Mobility on Granular Soil: Marrying Multi-scale Modeling and High Fidelity Experiments to Infer Soil Stresses Under the Moving Wheel," Earth and Space Conference, 01 April 2012.
  7. S. Moreland, K. Skonieczny, H. Inotsume, and D. Wettergreen, "Soil Behavior of Wheels with Grousers for Planetary Rovers," IEEE Aerospace Conference, 01 March 2012.
2011
  1. K. Skonieczny, S. Moreland, D. Wettergreen, and W. Whittaker, "Advantageous Bucket-wheel Configuration for Lightweight Planetary Excavators," International Conference of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems (ISTVS), 01 September 2011.
  2. S. Moreland, K. Skonieczny, D. Wettergreen, C. Creager, and V. Asnani, "Soil Motion Analysis System for Examining Wheel-Soil Shearing," International Conference of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems (ISTVS), 01 September 2011.
  3. S. Moreland, K. Skonieczny, and D. Wettergreen, "Inching Locomotion for Planetary Rover Mobility," IEEE Aerospace, 01 March 2011.
2010
  1. D. Wettergreen, S.vMoreland, K. Skonieczny, D. Jonak, D. Kohanbash, and J. Teza, "Design and Field Experimentation of a Prototype Lunar Prospector," International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 29, No. 12, pp. 1550 - 1564., 01 October 2010.
2009
  1. D. Wettergreen, D. Jonak, D. Kohanbash, S. Moreland, S. Spiker, and J. Teza, "Field Experiments in Mobility and Navigation with a Lunar Rover Prototype," Field and Service Robotics Conference, 01 July 2009.
  2. D. Wettergreen, D. Jonak, D. Kohanbash, S. Moreland, S. Spiker, J. Teza, and W. Whittaker, "Design and Experimentation of a Rover Concept for Lunar Crater Resource Survey," 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 01 January 2009.
1905
  1. C. Creager , K. Johnson, M. Plant, S. Moreland, K. Skonieczny, "Methods of Vehicle Extrication from High Sinkage Terrain," Earth and Space Conference, 06 July 1905.
  2. R. Mukherjee, S. Moreland, I. Kim, N. Lele, S. Goodwin, R. Houlihan, A. Parness, A. Wu, M. Cutcisky, "Computational and Experimental Approach to Understanding Legged Mobility in Micro-ground Vehicles," ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 06 July 1905.