Russian Engineering Research

, Volume 35, Issue 11, pp 824–831 | Cite as

Increasing the mobility of Mars rovers by improving the locomotion systems and their control algorithms

  • M. I. MalenkovEmail author
  • V. A. Volov
  • N. K. Guseva
  • E. A. Lazarev


The operation of Mars rovers produced in the United States is analyzed. Their shortcomings are considered and methods for their elimination are proposed. Directions for future development in this area are suggested. Control algorithms for a new generation of planetary rovers are discussed.


Mars rover propulsion unit control algorithm wheel-walking propulsion adaptive suspension locomotion system mobility cross-country ability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. I. Malenkov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. A. Volov
    • 1
  • N. K. Guseva
    • 1
  • E. A. Lazarev
    • 1
  1. 1.STC “ROCAD”St Petersburg Polytechnic University, ACTRON Co.LtdSt. PetersburgRussia

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