Hi, I’m a PhD student from Australia studying the geotechnical properties of icy lunar regolith, and how the strength and behaviour of lunar regolith changes with ice content, temperature, bulk density and ice morphology – the aim is to support the design and development of rover drive systems and mechanical excavators to operate in lunar PSRs.
I’m interested in joining any established teams and providing remote support from Australia for the Break the Ice Challenge
I have several years’ experience in the design and development of Rovers, having helped start a University Rover Team (https://www.novarover.space/) and Co-Founding the Australian Rover Challenge (https://set.adelaide.edu.au/atcsr/australian-rover-challenge).
I also have experience with NASA HeroX challenges, receiving an honorable mention in the ‘Honey I Shrunk the NASA Payload Challenge’
If any serious, experienced teams have any availabilities I’d love to have a chat to see how I can assist with Phase 1 and/or Phase 2.