Operations and Maintenance Manual for a Scale-Model Lunar Roving Vehicle.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A one-sixth scale model of the Lunar Roving Vehicle used in the Apollo 15 mission was built and instrumented to conduct model studies of vehicle mobility. The model was free running under radio control and was equipped with a lightweight telemetry transmitter that allowed 16 channels of data to be gathered simultaneously. String payout and fifth-wheel devices were developed to measure vehicle velocity. Other real-time measurements included wheel torque, wheel speed, center-of-gravity accelerations, and steering forces. Califration, operations, and maintenance procedures were worked out. Details of the development of the instrumentation, its maintenance, some of the problems encountered etc., are recorded in this report to serve as a preliminary operations and maintenance manual for this specific model. Author