RAVEN

RAVEN (Robotic Assist Vehicle for Extraterrestrial Navigation) in the 2010 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) contest.

RAVEN @ Sunset

RAVEN posing after a long field test in Gila Bend Arizona

Key Specifications:

  • Three-wheel design
  • 330-pound (150-kg) rover
  • Traverses 20 degree slopes
  • Travels at speeds up to 3 feet/second (1m/s)

 

 

Field Testing

RAVEN Field Testing with astronaut

RAVEN Field Testing with astronaut at night

RAVEN beneath the stars in Gila Bend, AZ