ARLISS(A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites）is the experiment held in the Black Rock desert, Nevada, the USA. That is managed mainly by students and aims at human resource and technology development.
The students make two-wheel drive robots, called “rovers” for the experiment. The rockets, the rovers on board, launched by Aeropac to 4000m high. The explorers are released from rockets and use parachute to land as close to the target on the ground as possible, then they start the journey to the goal automatically. In the experiment, some competitions are also held. The comeback competition, in which we participated, evaluates the distance from target to the landed point.
We, the members of Takadama Lab. develop and build the rovers through half a year and participate in the comeback competition every year.
> ARLISS 2017
In this year, as usual, we proceed ARLISS project in two systems. “08kobo team” participate ComeBack Competition and “Mulcheese team” participate Mission Competition. Unfortunately, both team did not have any award. However, We have strong revenge spilit.
> 08kobo team
> Activity of 08kobo team
This fiscal year, we aimed for an aircraft that specialized in off-road ability. Features include four-wheel drive, shuriken tire and so on. Many problems such as overweight, limitation of functions due to trimming of circuit elements, power reduction of unknown cause frequently occurred because we devoted everything for off-road ability, but we managed to reach the launch somehow.
The next day I entered the United States, I entered the Black Rock Desert in the state of Nevada, the launch point.
This is the crystal of tears of blood and tears, which was completed at the end of many nights of 08kobo team members!
Unfortunately the rover did not operate normally during the production, and it was retired on the way. . .
> Mulcheese team
> Activities of Mulcheese team
On 1 day, we conducted aircraft body adjustment and experiment at the site.
I performed the first launch. I could confirm that the landing rover was turned on, but the communication at the beginning of the mission did not go well and I retired.
I tried to analyze the problem that occurred in the launch of the previous day and final adjustment of the aircraft. I did an experiment until the last minute I could stay in the desert and did my best to launch the last day!
It was a forecast that the weather will collapse from the afternoon, so it was launched while inquiring about the sky. After landing, the aircraft was not operating properly and the stationary condition continued, so I regret that I decided to retire.
Although I could not achieve the mission during the tournament, I was able to complete the mission in the field experiment and I was able to confirm the result!