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Characterization of the Flow Around The Mars 2020 Rover
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Aeronautical engineering
Information
Abstract
The investigation of the environmental factors in Mars atmosphere is one of the issues of the NASA?s Mars Exploration Program about the potential for life on Mars. The future Mars 2020 rover will transport the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) dedicated to obtain meteorological data, amongst other, about wind speed and direction. High quality of wind data are required to build mathematical models of the Mars climate, therefore powerful techniques are necessary to eliminate flow perturbations produced by the rover presence. The aim of this paper is the characterization of the flow around the Mars 2020 rover by establishing a comparative study between numerical simulations versus wind tunnel tests experiments when trying to investigate the influence of the rover on the flow received by the MEDA wind sensors. This study is addressed to perform an assessment of the reliability of numerical methods in the prediction of this kind of flow in Martian conditions, evaluating its capability to be used in the future to correct wind data coming from Mars 2020 rover mission.
International
Si
Congress
35th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2017 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Fórum and Exposition
960
Place
Denver, Colorado, EEUU
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-62410-501-2
10.2514/6.2017-4228
Start Date
05/06/2017
End Date
09/06/2017
From page
1
To page
10
35th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2017 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Fórum and Exposition
Participants
  • Autor: Adelaida García-Magariño García (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas y Microsistemas Termofluidodinámicos
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