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dc.contributor.advisorAlexander H. Slocum.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchroll, Gregory C. (Gregory Cordner)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-29T17:21:58Z
dc.date.available2009-04-29T17:21:58Z
dc.date.copyright2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/45296
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaf 26).en_US
dc.description.abstractA novel method for supplementing the propulsion of a spherical ground vehicle was conceived and developed. The addition of angular momentum storage via counter-rotating control moment gyroscopes is proposed in order to overcome significant limitations in the performance of earlier designs of spherical vehicles. Analysis and design of a fully functioning spherical vehicle incorporating such a mechanism is completed and indicates significantly increased torque capabilities for ascending steep inclines and stairs. A fully functional prototype is built and testing is ongoing to verify its capabilities.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Gregory C. Schroll.en_US
dc.format.extent26 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleDesign of a spherical vehicle with flywheel momentum storage for high torque capabilitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc311867673en_US


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