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ROPEC - ROtary PErcussive Coring Drill for Mars Sample ReturnThe ROtary Percussive Coring Drill is a light weight, flight-like, five-actuator drilling system prototype designed to acquire core material from rock targets for the purposes of Mars Sample Return. In addition to producing rock cores for sample caching, the ROPEC drill can be integrated with a number of end effectors to perform functions such as rock surface abrasion, dust and debris removal, powder and regolith acquisition, and viewing of potential cores prior to caching. The ROPEC drill and its suite of end effectors have been demonstrated with a five degree of freedom Robotic Arm mounted to a mobility system with a prototype sample cache and bit storage station.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Chu, Philip (Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp. United States)
Spring, Justin (Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp. United States)
Zacny, Kris (Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp. United States)
Date Acquired
April 2, 2015
Publication Date
May 1, 2014
Publication Information
Publication: The 42nd Aerospace Mechanism Symposium
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
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Public Use Permitted.

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