FSI Student Design Projects cover a wide range of topics, disciplines and needs. Shared here are Reports, Papers, Posters, Other Products and the Teams.

Reports generally follow the FSI Capstone Format. The intent is synopsis of the project that will better enable sponsors, faculty and employers to understand the work performed and the capabilities of those involved. Papers, Posters and Other Products will likely be formatted as required for the target audiences. 

  • 2021 Marsupial Rover

    The Marsupial Rover is student developed and based on a NASA SwampWorks challenge.  The goal is to leverage EZ-RASSOR software, NASA concepts, RE-RASSOR and Phoenix (small and large rovers) to create an autonomous resource harvesting system for the Moon or Mars. 

  • 2021 EZ-Rassor ROS 2.0 Migration

    EZ-RASSOR is student developed, NASA Sponsored, open sources software for rover management and operation; details are available on the GitHub. The goal is to create a generalized rover management system suitable for remote control use, but extendable to autonomous navigation, swarm operation and local decision making. EZ-RASSOR began as a ROS 1.0 project. The 2021/22 team converted the code base to work in the ROS 2.0 environment while addressing ROS shortfalls in areas that impacted overall performance and RE-RASSOR goals.

  • 2021 Lunar ISRU Performance Model

    The ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) Performance team created a discrete event simulation for lunar resources and the intended harvester and refinery systems.  The simulation includes rover transit times, raw material locations, material characteristic (depth, % water, travel time) prospecting systems and beneficiation systems.  This allows investigation of ISRU system performance and associated sensitivities to resource locations, resource quality, deployed systems and overall process time. 

  • 2021 Swarm Built Pad

    The overall goal of our project is to level an area on the moon using a SWARM of EZ-RASSOR rovers so that a landing pad may be built. In doing this, we will illustrate that these low-cost rovers are to do high level tasks autonomously. Our project has several different aspects. We developed an algorithm that uses a digital elevation model of an area to create an unordered set of instructions which may be completed by a SWARM of rovers to level the area described by the digital elevation model in an efficient manner.

  • 2021 RE-RASSOR Arm Autonomous Operations

    The goal of our project is to work with the Florida Space Institute (FSI) and their EZ-RASSOR rover simulation/RE-RASSOR real-world rover to integrate a robotic arm that will be used to place small rectangular bricks together to build infrastructure such as roads and landing pads on other planets/moons.

  • 2021 Sim Smackdown

    The Simulation Exploration Experience joins teams of students, faculty members, and industry advisors together for an annual international modeling and simulation conference that takes place in April.