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Award Abstract #0343328

SGER: Cool Robots: Scalable Mobile Robots for Instrument Network Deployment in Polar Climates

NSF Org: PLR
Division of Polar Programs
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Initial Amendment Date: September 15, 2003
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Latest Amendment Date: December 13, 2004
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Award Number: 0343328
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: Vladimir O. Papitashvili
PLR Division of Polar Programs
GEO Directorate for Geosciences
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Start Date: October 15, 2003
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End Date: September 30, 2005 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $99,907.00
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Investigator(s): Laura Ray laura.e.ray@dartmouth.edu (Principal Investigator)
James Lever (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: Dartmouth College
OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROJECTS
HANOVER, NH 03755-1404 (603)646-3007
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NSF Program(s): ANTARCTIC COORDINATION & INFOR
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Program Reference Code(s): 0000, 9237, OTHR
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Program Element Code(s): 5130

ABSTRACT

The objective of the proposed SGER effort is to explore, develop, and evaluate concepts for mobile robots with mobility, power, navigation, and communication capabilities that enable deployment of mobile instrument networks on the Antarctic plateau and that can be used in Arctic regions comprised of similar terrain. The proposed research focuses on the design of robots that can deploy such networks economically, with high reliability, and with minimal environmental impact. Tasks target mobile robots designed for year-round operation, with network deployment occurring during summer months, data collection initiated after deployment and through winter months, and the network returning to base or redeployed to new locations during the following summer. The designs will be scalable for deployment of small (up to five kg) instruments to large (greater than 25 kg) sets of instrumentation. A single robot will be constructed and evaluated for mobile robot-based fluxgate magnetometer deployment. Mobile robots capable of reliable, long-term operation on the Antarctic plateau have the potential to enhance scientific research in Antarctica through instrument deployment, mapping, and providing portable, mobile power to field scientists. This research offers training opportunities for students at all levels in the design, construction, and evaluation of robot platforms suitable for operation on the Antarctic plateau

BOOKS/ONE TIME PROCEEDING

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Laura Ray, Alexander Price, Alexander Streeter, Daniel Denton, Jim Lever. "Cool Robots: Scalable Mobile Robots for
Instrument Network Deployment in Polar Climates
", 10/01/2003-10/01/2004, , National Academy of Engineering"Fontiers of Engineering",  2004, "None yet".

Laura R. Ray, Alexander D. Price, Alexander Streeter,
Daniel Denton, and James H. Lever
. "Cool Robots: Scalable Mobile Robots for Instrument-Network Deployment in Polar Climates", 10/01/2003-10/01/2004, "The Bridge, a publication of the National Academies",  2004, "None yet".

Laura Ray, Alexander Price, Alexander Streeter, and Daniel Denton, James Lever. "The Design of a Mobile Robot for Instrument Network Deployment in Antarctica", 10/01/2003-10/01/2004, "IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation",  2005, "None yet".

Laura Ray, Alexander Price, Alexander Streeter, Daniel Denton, Jim Lever. "Cool Robots: Scalable Mobile Robots for
Instrument Network Deployment in Polar Climates
", 10/15/2003-09/30/2005, , National Academy of Engineering"Fontiers of Engineering",  2004, "None yet".

Laura R. Ray, Alexander D. Price, Alexander Streeter,
Daniel Denton, and James H. Lever
. "Cool Robots: Scalable Mobile Robots for Instrument-Network Deployment in Polar Climates", 10/15/2003-09/30/2005, "The Bridge, a publication of the National Academies",  2004, "None yet".

Laura Ray, Alexander Price, Alexander Streeter, and Daniel Denton, James Lever. "The Design of a Mobile Robot for Instrument Network Deployment in Antarctica", 10/15/2003-09/30/2005, "IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation",  2005, "None yet".

Alexander Price. "Mechanical Design of a Solar Powered Antarctic Robot", 10/15/2003-09/30/2005, "Honor's Thesis",  2004, "Dartmouth College".

Alexander Streeter. "The Design, Construction, and Control of a Photovoltaic Power System for an Autonomous Antarctic Rover", 10/15/2003-09/30/2005, "M.S. Thesis",  2005, "Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College".

Goetz Dietrich and Toni Zettl. "Communication, Navigation and Control of an Autonomous Mobile Robot for Arctic and Antarctic Science", 10/15/2003-09/30/2005, "Diplomarbeit",  2005, "Univ.der Bundeswehr, Munchen".

Gunnar Hamann and Guido GravenKoetter. "Development of a Cool Robot for the Antarctic", 10/15/2003-09/30/2005, "Diplomarbeit",  2004, "Univ. der Bundeswehr, Hamburg".


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