NASA Robotic Mining competition
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Space City Mars Rover team is competition team that will take part in NASA's yearly Robotic Mining Competition (RMC). We are dedicated to educating any members that are incoming and the community at large. As we expand, we aim to add a recreational team that will take a less serious tone but still accomplishes the goals of the main, Space City Mars Rover team. The goal of the team is to teach the members about the harsh application of a rover in the unexplored landscape. To do this, we must grasp the basics of robotics. Through this learning and teaching the team gain an understanding, and the needed experience to better prepare them in the field. The second goal is to teach the members to be quick on their feet by designing a machine that accounts for any variable that the planet offers. Through the support of the members that have the engineering prowess and dedication that helping to further these goals. The support of the local facilities and sponsors that furthers the abilities of the members and the whole of AIAA UH. We thank you for any contributions that you give.
Nasa R.M.C Subteams
Manufacturing & Chassis
This team is dedicated to the designing and manufacturing the chassis of the rover. They would have to be mindful of all conditions and situations that the drone will encounter on different planets.
This team is in charge of how the rover mines for resources and materials.
Depositing and collecting
This team is dedicated to the collection and depositing of resources and materials.
The NASA Robotic Mining Competition (RMC) competition is for university-level students to design and build a mining robot that can traverse the challenging simulated chaotic off-world terrain. The mining robot must then excavate the ice stimulant (gravel) and return the excavated mass for deposit into the collector bin to simulate an off-world, in situ resource mining mission.
The complexities of the challenge include the abrasive characteristics of the regolith simulant, the weight and size limitations of the mining robot and the ability to tele-operate it from a remote Mission Control Center. The on-site mining category will require teams to consider a number of design and operation factors such as dust tolerance and dust projection, communications, vehicle mass, energy/power requirements and autonomy. In addition to the on-site mining category, teams must also submit a systems engineering paper that explains their design approach.