Rover Egress

Rovers must egress from their Landers for the success of planetary surface missions. Deployment of egress systems presents many challenges, complicated by uneven Lunar terrain and unpredictable Lander tilt.

Rovers must egress from their Landers for the success of planetary surface missions. Deployment of egress systems presents many challenges, complicated by uneven Lunar terrain and unpredictable Lander tilt. This project designed, developed and tested compact, deployable, two-segmented ramps made from 5052 aluminum alloy. The ramps are designed, analyzed, fabricated, assembled, and tested for deployment success. Ramps are attached to the Lander in order to test rover egress in worst-case Landing scenarios.