Skip to main content

Menu

Login

Explore more of Isaaffik

GROVER: Greenland Rover for Cryospheric Research

General

Project start
01.01.2013
Project end
31.12.2016
Type of project
ARMAP/NSF
Project theme
Cryosphere
Project topic
Cryosphere

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.0179977417, -50.69400024414

Fieldwork start
29.05.2013
Fieldwork end
08.06.2013

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland Ice Sheet
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 72.57, -38.48

Fieldwork start
31.05.2013
Fieldwork end
07.06.2013

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.0179977417, -50.69400024414

Fieldwork start
28.04.2014
Fieldwork end
02.05.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland Ice Sheet
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 72.57, -38.48

Fieldwork start
28.04.2014
Fieldwork end
30.04.2014

SAR information

Project details

09.04.2019
Science / project plan

.

Science / project summary
The Greenland Rover for Cryospheric Research (GROVER) robot has been designed and developed over a three year period as an over snow autonomous robot for radar measurements in the polar regions. The robot is controlled via a satellite modem remotely, and receives instructions for travel direction and speed, control of the radar. It performs onboard processing of the radar data, and transmits back diagnostic information about the status of the robot and summary data from the radar. It has been tested over snow in Idaho; this project will perform proof of concept measurements at Summit Station, Greenland, in which the robot will be deployed to the IceSAT line, and controlled remotely from Summit. If all goes well, the robot will only be visited at the beginning and end of the campaign. If problems arise, the robot might need to be visited during the campaign to fix problems.
Close