Hypothesized Surface: Robotic Explorer – UT Tyler


University of Texas at Tyler


Copper Class (2021 – 2022)


Fatima-Antonia Delgado, Mechanical Engineering
Luis Hernandez Reyes, Mechanical Engineering
Philip Lee, Mechanical Engineering
Hoang Quach, Mechanical Engineering


Jorian Khan, Manufacturing and Welding Resources


Prof. Aws Al- Shalash, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, UT Tyler


The project is to design and build a chassis and suspension system to create a robotic explorer that could be used as a strategy to land on the Psyche asteroid in order to explore its hypothesized surfaces.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of The University of Texas at Tyler Capstone Course “MENG 4216”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission (https://psyche.asu.edu). “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.