Zeid, Ibrahim, Messac, Achille
Researchers who are part of the Center for Astrophysical Research for Antarctica (CARA) are located in the extreme frigid environment of the South Pole. These researchers are required to travel telescopes a distance of a couple kilometers from the center of the base. These researchers desire a faster mode of transportation in order to reduce travel time. Seven design concept constraints: safety, durability, mobility, stability, performance, weight, and costs were considered in order to build an optimal vehicle for this harsh region. The Northeastern University Polar Trike design team has developed a recumbent tricycle design prototype, the Tundra Tiger Trike, to address these considerations.
antarctica vehicle, trike prototype
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Patrick, Darweshi; Fitzgerald, Christopher F.; Harpole, Theron; Chung, Yue Ling; and Huynh, Kahn Q., "Design of the Tundra Tiger Trike" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 46. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10010737
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