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Lunar Surface Operations
Section 4.1.1.4.
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Lunar Surface Parts List

Functional Assemblies -- Broken Down into Major Components

FUNCTIONAL ASSEMBLY NAME           ACRONYMS
/COMMENT
SUBFUNCTIONAL COMPONENT NAME          ACRONYMS *
/COMMENT

1 - Electrical Power Assemblies

Mobile Photo-Voltaic Power Unit MPPU Foldable PV Array FPVA Switchable Power Supply SPS Electrical Interface Kit EIK Comm & Control Unit CCU Standard Unpowered Chassis SUC Chassis Wheel and Hitch Kit CWHK Fuel-Cell Power Unit FCPU Fuel Cell Switchable Power Supply SPS Electrical Interface Kit EIK Comm & Control Unit CCU Standard Unpowered Chassis SUC Chassis Wheel and Hitch Kit CWHK H2/O2 Tankage Unit /Perhaps from 1-Man Shuttle Unit H2/O2 Cryogenics Handler Storage Battery Power Unit SBPU Batteries (Large) Switchable Power Supply SPS Electrical Interface Kit EIK Comm & Control Unit CCU Standard Unpowered Chassis SUC Chassis Wheel and Hitch Kit CWHK Battery Recharging Kit Stationary Photo-Voltaic Power Unit SPPU Foldable PV Arrays (8) FPVA PV Array Racks Switchable Power Supply SPS Electrical Interface Kit EIK Comm & Control Unit CCU Power Transmission Cable System

2 - Motor and Transportation Assemblies

Standard Mechanical Tractor Unit1          SMTU
/Nickname: "Mule"
Tractor Electrical Motor (4)               TEM
Switchable Transmission
Electrical Interface Kit                   EIK
Comm & Control Unit                        CCU
Standard Powered Chassis                   SPC
4-WD Chassis and Hitch Kit
Mechanical Power Interface Kit
/For powering appliances
Rover Unpress Seating Kit                  RUSK
/Attaches to front of SMTU
Seating Frame for Two Suits                SFTS
/Creates a 2-man 'Rover'
Universal Hand Control Unit                UHCU
Suit Resource Extension Kit (2)            SREK
/Extra O2, H2O, LiOH, Power
Unpress Forklift Kit                       UFLK
Seating Frame for One Suit                 SFOS
/Attaches to top of SMTU
Universal Hand Control Unit                UHCU
Suit Resource Extension Kit                SREK
/Extra O2, H2O, LiOH, Power
Forklift with SMTU Mech. I/F
/Attaches to front of SMTU
Unpress Waldo & Winch Kit                  UWWK
Seating Frame for One Suit                 SFOS
/Attaches to top of SMTU
Universal Hand Control Unit                UHCU
Suit Resource Extension Kit                SREK
/Extra O2, H2O, LiOH, Power
Waldo & Winch with SMTU Mech. I/F
/Attaches to front of SMTU
Unpress Dozing/Grading Kit                 UDGK
Seating Frame for One Suit                 SFOS
/Attaches to top of SMTU
Universal Hand Control Unit                UHCU
Suit Resource Extension Kit                SREK
/Extra O2, H2O, LiOH, Power
Dozing/grading Blades with SMTU Mech. I/F
/Attaches to front of SMTU
Remote Unmanned Control Kit                RUCK
Stereo Video System
/Attaches to top of SMTU
Remote Comm & Control Unit                 RCCU
/Allows Mule (and attachments)
 to be controlled via radio
Cargo Hauler and Carry-All                 CHAC
/Approx. 6 cubic meters maximum capacity
Standard Flatbed Chassis                   SFBC
Cargo & Carry-All Frames (up to 4)         CCAF
/1.5 cubic meter storage each
Chassis Wheel and Hitch Kit                CWHK
SFBC Solar Protection Kit                  SPK
/Aluminized mylar shield on poles
Regolith Hauler and Dumper                 RHAD
Standard Flatbed Chassis                   SFBC
Regolith Bin
Chassis Wheel and Hitch Kit                CWHK
Comm & Control Unit                        CCU
Rego. Dumping System
Unpress People Trolley                     UPT
/Up to 4 suited passengers
Standard Flatbed Chassis                   SFBC
Seating Frame for One Suit (up to 4)       SFOS
/Attaches to SFBC Flatbed
Chassis Wheel and Hitch Kit                CWHK
Suit Resource Extension Kit (up to 4)      SREK
/Extra O2, H2O, LiOH, Power
SFBC Solar Protection Kit                  SPK
/Aluminized mylar shield on poles
Pressurized Module Hauling Kit             PMHK #
Standard Flatbed Chassis (2)               SFBC
/One attaches at each end of Module
Chassis Wheel and Hitch Kits (2)           CWHK
Module/SFBC Interface Kit (2)

3 - Mobile Lunar Surface SMTU Driven Appliances

Regolith Tosser               with SMTU Mech. I/F
Trencher                      with SMTU Mech. I/F
Rego. Brick Compactor         with SMTU Mech. I/F
Crane/Derrick                 with SMTU Mech. I/F
Rego. Drill                   with SMTU Mech. I/F
Conveyor Belt                 with SMTU Mech. I/F

4 - Stationary Lunar Surface Facilities

Solar Thermal Oven            For sintering, fusing, melting
Cryogenic Storage System      Tanks, Mirrors and Radiators
Cryogenic Handling System     Filling FCPUs, pumping, venting
Regolith Separator
Regolith Oxygen Generator
Solid Storage Facility
Liquid Storage Facility       H2O.  Ammonia?  Reagents?
Gas Storage Facility          O2, N2.  Other distillates?
Lunar Base Beacon System

Standard Sub-Func Components Parts List -- Sorted Alphabetically

4DHK     4-WD Chassis and Hitch Kit 2
    Batteries (Large)
    Battery Recharging Kit
CCAF     Cargo & Carry-All Frames
CCU      Comm & Control Unit
CWHK     Chassis Wheel and Hitch Kit 3
EIK      Electrical Interface Kit
    Forklift with SMTU Mech. I/F
FPVA     Foldable PV Array
    Fuel Cell
    H2/O2 Cryogenics Handler
    H2/O2 Tankage Unit (Possibly same as on 1-man orbiter)

    Mechanical Power Interface Kit
    Module/SFBC Interface Kit
    Power Transmission Cable System
    PV Array Racks
RCCU     Remote Comm & Control Unit
    Rego. Dumping System
    Regolith Bin
SFBC     Standard Flatbed Chassis
SFOS     Seating Frame for One Suit
SFTS     Seating Frame for Two Suits
SPC      Standard Powered Chassis
SPK      SFBC Solar Protection Kit
SPS      Switchable Power Supply
SREK     Suit Resource Extension Kit
    Stereo Video System
SUC      Standard Unpowered Chassis
    Switchable Transmission
TEM      Tractor Electrical Motor
UHCU     Universal Hand Control Unit
    Waldo & Winch with SMTU Mech. I/F
  1. The Wheel & Hitch Kits (including Mule) must have an electrical interface at each end, and cables for electrical power and computer (CCU/RCCU) control. Some chassis may support assemblies (like the Rego. hauler/dumper) with need of these resources -- or may be hauling cargo or suited humans that need them.

  2. The '4-WD' stands for 'Four Wheel Drive.' We assume this chassis (for the Mule) will have to be unique.

  3. The Pressurized Module Hauling Kit (PMHK) is primarily intended as a means of transporting modules from their landing sight to their final (inhabited) destination. However, one could control the Mule(s) from inside the module (with a RUCK), thereby creating a pressurized lunar rover! See sketch below.

Super-long Endurance Pressurized Lunar Rover


                            ------------------           R
                           /                  \    F1    F2
   ----  ----  ----  ----  I      module      I  ----  ----
   CHAC  MPPU  SBPU  SBPU  \                  /  Mule  Mule
   ----  ----  ----  ----   ------------------   ----  ----
   0==0  0==0  0==0  0==0   0==0          0==0   0==0  0==0
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

KEY:
      CHAC   Cargo Hauler And Carry-All
 MPPU   Mobile PV Power Unit
 0==0   Chassis Wheel and Hitch Kit        (CWHK & 4DHK)
 SBPU   Storage Battery Power Unit
 Mule   Standard Mechanical Tractor Unit   (SMTU)
 F1     Seating Frame for One Suit         (SFOS)
 F2     Seating Frame for Two Suits        (SFTS)
 R      Remote Unmanned Control Kit        (RUCK)
 ++++   Regolith
 module is assumed to have an integral airlock

Lunar Surface Operations

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