Above: A remotely controlled lunar hoisting system designed to secure and release a payload.
Top Image: Team members from left to right: Justin Hathaway, Garrett Roerick, Winston Mosley, Ryan Waugh, Craig Beckfield, Rebecca Bundy.
The LPDS is a remotely controlled lunar hoisting system designed to secure and release a payload. Mounted on a rover, the LPDS must withstand harsh launch and lunar environments. The design team was tasked with building a proof of concept, scaled-down prototype. Based on this prototype, the team then designed a full-scale LPDS, backed by thermal and FEA analysis.
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin