Camera Mast

To support our primary cameras, we need to have a support boom with both pan and tilt control.  Additionally, the boom needs to be able to extend the cameras above the 0.5 meter starting height of the rover.  The camera boom uses a square aluminum tube inside a round carbon fiber tube for the extension boom, and sits on an aluminum slewing ring.  A pair of Maxon motors at the base will rotate the turret and extend the camera boom via an acme leadscrew inside.  Another motor at the top of the boom will tilt the cameras.