Bruce Damer's presentation on How to Mine the Moon (Nov 2006)

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Bruce Damer's presentation on How to Mine the Moon (Nov 2006)

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<ul><li> 1. So you want to mine the moon? B. Damer, D. Rasmussen, P. Newman, R. Norkus DigitalSpace Corporation, Santa Cruz CA</li></ul> <p> 2. CAD/CAM design simulation for sandbox prototyping Colorado School of Mines Prototype Lunar Bucket Wheel Excavator 3. CAD/CAM design simulation for sandbox prototyping DigitalSpace Lunar analog simulation of BWE 4. RLEP 2 Robotic Lunar Exploration Program Goals </p> <ul><li>Crater Rim (Sunlight Area) Exploration </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Imaging of site from surfacetime datacollection to correlate with LRO orbital images ofsame conditions (pan every 2 hours over 1 year) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Geotechnical properties of lunar regolith (bearingstrength, soil composition, cohesiveness, blockand slope populations) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Biological effects of radiation, reduced gravityover 1 year </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Crater Floor (Dark Area) Exploration </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Physical environment and geotechnicalproperties (temperatures, soil characteristics, etc.) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Examine both surface and subsurface of cold trapregion </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Volatile deposits: elemental and molecularcomposition, species abundance, physical state,distribution and extent; number of samples fromvaried locations in crater floor; locations andsettings documented </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Requires extended time (at least 2 weeks) andtraverse range (at least 100 km) within dark craterinterior (cold trap) </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Find the Light Touch the Ice 5. RLEP2 Pre-Phase A RLEP2 Pre-Phase A: November: APL Presentations Huntsville Kick-off TeamX, JPL: Dec 12-15th 6. RLEP2 Pre-Phase A mission design challenge Lunar south pole: Cold traps in permanently shadowed craters. 12-20 samples at 1-2m depth, test for volatiles, water ice. Nominal Target: Shackleton 19 km complex impact crater Steep interior slopes 25-35 Interior walls loose material Rough floor Eratosthenian age Ice distribution may be heterogenous 7. 8. 9. Dawes Crater Lunar Analog to Shackleton Elevation map produced by measurements team Direct versus spiral traverse into the crater 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Digital Spaces Platform Architecture Acknowledgements and Resources 22. </p> <ul><li>Industrial strength vertical applications in robotics, space, mining/construction, training, outreach/education </li></ul> <ul><li>High performance 3D graphics, cross platform </li></ul> <ul><li>Physics, CAD, collaborative and synchronized simulation </li></ul> <ul><li>Multi-user, streams, research &amp; outreach functions </li></ul> <ul><li> Linux of 3D, LGPL licensed for commercial applications </li></ul> <p>DSS Open Source Framework 23. DigitalSpace DSS Modular Plug-in Architecture 24. Thanks! 25. DigitalSpace:www.digitalspace.com Project homepage/download the sims:www.digitalspace.com/projects/lunar-robotics/ Digital Spaces Codebase:www.digitalspaces.org Contact:Bruce Damer, President and CEO [email_address] (831) 338 9400, mobile: (831) 331 5812 Resources and contact </p>

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