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Development and testing of a hybrid WhegTM-mobile platform for autonomous surf-zone operations

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Slatt, Michael.
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Harkins, Richard
Date of Issue
2011-12
Date
December 2011
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Mobility Over Non-Trivial Terrain (MONTe) is a hybrid (wheel-leg) WhegTM-mobile platform created for two purposes. The first purpose is to verify the simulated benefits of adapting previous six-legged Wheg robotic platforms to a four-legged Wheg amphibious design with a tail. The second purpose is to provide a platform to continue autonomous design and testing in the amphibious environment. In addition, the challenges of previous NPS surf-zone designs are investigated as well as the new challenges of making an amphibious platform to include the following: suspension system, drivetrain, tail integration, environmental control for subsystems, power distribution system and water-borne operation.
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Physics.
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xiv, 59 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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