Friday, October 19 • 9:50am - 10:10am
Influence of Lunar Rover on Lunar Surface Temperature

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The lunar regolith is a very poor thermal conductor. As a result, the temperature of the surface can fluctuate quickly as the environment changes.  For terrestrial applications it is common to assume that the planet’s surface is fixed at an appropriate temperature. The properties of the lunar regolith indicate that this approach may not be valid for a lunar rover which will experience a varying radiative environment resulting from the presence of the rover itself.
This paper demonstrates the implementation of a published lunar regolith model in NX SST and investigates the influence of a simplified lunar rover on the surface temperature and the impact of these changes on rover thermal performance.

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Dr. Chris Pye

MAYA HTT, Vice President
Dr. Pye joined Maya in 1986. He has worked in both software development and engineering consulting. He has participated in over 20 different Space programs providing thermal design/analysis services.

Friday October 19, 2018 9:50am - 10:10am
Room CD Concordia Conference Center, MB Building 9th floor, 1450 Guy St, Montreal, QC H3H 0A1

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