Mars rover Manipal


To design a robotic assistant for terrain traversal in mars like terrian 


The main objective of this project was to participate in URC 2016 challenge. A team of 9 members designed a assistive robot based on guidelines provideby university rover challenge.Some of these guidelines were 50 kg weight limit and $15000 limit.The competition was divided into four major Tasks.

1) Astronaut assistance task: It was a staged task in which roverswere required to pick up and deliver objects in the field, anddeliver assistance to astronauts, all while traversing a wide varietyof terrain

2)Equipment servicing task: Rovers were required to performseveral dexterous operations on a mock-up equipment system. Therover would have to travel up to 0.25 km across relatively flatterrain to reach the equipment. The equipment servicing task willinvolve deploying a chute by turning some knobs and pressingbuttons on panel.

3)Science Cache Task: The goal is to collect samples at sitesselected in the field, perform basic science evaluation of thesesamples with on board instrumentation, and store at least onesample in a cache for further scientific analysis. A single or multiplesites can be sampled. Sites should be analysed for their likelihoodto support microbial life using the geological context such asevidence of water flow ,minerals present and soil structure inaddition to the data obtained from the on-board Instrumentation.

4) Extreme Traversal Task: Rovers were required to autonomouslytraverse between markers in this staged task across difficult terrain.The rover should be able to climb on extreme slopes and dropdown from a step of 1m.Equipment Servicing Task:Astronaut Assistance TaskAstronaut assistance taskExtreme Traversal TaskExtreme Traversal TaskScience Cache Task:Equipment

The Design  of Suspension System 

The Testing of Rover 


Projects by Akshay Saxena

Objective Obtain the Linear displacement of the Piston Head  a) 0 mm offset  b) 10 mm positive offset c) 10 mm negative offset Modeling Each part is  individually modeled and assembled. First cylinder is modelled as mention in challenge. Then connec Read more

Internal Geneva Mechanism
Akshay Saxena · 2018-09-04 17:37:33

Objectve: 1)Create 3D models for driver and driven wheels of Geneva Mechanism. 2)Creating Assembly of Geneva Mechanism. 3)Simulation of geneva mechanism at 10rpm and 20 rpm 4)Plot a graph of Contact force (between driving and the driven wheel) as a function of time. Read more

Objective  1) To carry out  analysis on made up centrifugal pump 2) To understand relationship between pressure ratio and mass flow rate Theory Centrifugal pump is device to create pressure difference across inlet and oulet. Surging is a one of criteria us Read more

Medi box
Akshay Saxena · 2018-08-14 15:22:44

The objective of the medi box to organise your mediciene according to days. The Design  Different Models of Blades The Rendered Image Final Product    Read more

Objective   a) Carrying out Grid dependence test for three different grids  at a particular valve lift. b) To analyse effect of valve lift on mass flow rate . Setup  A dummy cad model is created having hypothetical  dimensions Shown in Read more

Objective:- 1) To find lift and drag forces at different angle of attack of NACA0017 aerofoil 2) To plot the velocity and pressure cross-sectional plots  3) To analyse flow trajectories at different angle of attack over NACA0017 aerofoil.  Assumptions 1)S Read more

Objective 1) To run a pipe flow simulation with an inlet Reynolds number of 100,1000 and 10,000. 2)Placing line probes at 95%, 90% and 85% of the pipe length. 3)Comparing the normalized velocity profile at each of these locations. Assumptions : 1) The pipe used fo Read more

Rankine cycle Simulator
Akshay Saxena · 2018-07-15 17:00:46

Aim  1) To Develop a  basic program that calculates the state points  2) To  add the thermodynamic relation to get the points inbetween the state variables. 3) To plot rankine cycle on T-s and H-s curve. Theory The Rankine cycle is the fundament Read more

Objective   1) To Read ,Extract and operate Data Present in 2) To extract  the 14 co-efficients for a given species. 3)To calculate the enthalpy, entropy and specific heats using the NASA polynomials. 4)To calculate the molecular weight Read more


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