A10-135 High Mobility Robotic Platform

In 2010, Terra Engineering won a Phase I SBIR from the US Army for a High Mobility Robotic Platform. The requirement was to create a very large stroke suspension system for an Army squad escort vehicle. Below are some pictures of the design and hardware created.

Full Six Wheel Drive System

The full vehicle shown above had the ability to climb and descend a 30 degree slope while keeping the payload platform level. Each suspension had over 50 inches of static travel and 18 inches of dynamic travel. The six wheel omni-directional drive allows the vehicle to traverse a 1 meter gap at full speed.

End of Phase 1 Design for Large Travel Suspension

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Suspension on Dyno

Suspension Rotated 90 Degrees (300 degrees total travel)

Sim Mechanics Model for Full Vehicle

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