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Evaluation of a mobile platform for proof-of-concept site selection and preparation

Jonathan D. Gammell
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A mobile robotic platform for Autonomous Site Selection and Preparation (ASSP) was developed for an analogue deployment to Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i. A team of rovers performed an autonomous Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey and constructed a level landing pad. They used interchangeable payloads that allowed the GPR and blade to be easily exchanged. Autonomy was accomplished by integrating the individual hardware devices with software based on the ArgoSoft framework previously developed at UTIAS. The rovers were controlled by an on-board netbook. The successes and failures of the devices and software modules are evaluated within. Recommendations are presented to address problems discovered during the deployment and to guide future research on the platform.

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Master’s Thesis
University of Toronto
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author = {Jonathan D Gammell},
title = {Evaluation of a mobile platform for proof-of-concept site selection and preparation},
school = {University of Toronto},
year = {2010},
month = nov,
doi = {1807/25591},