Wheel Soil Interaction

RUAG Space Mechanisms is handling the development and testing campaign of the Exomars rover’s locomotion system. In the scope of this project, they developed a tool facilitating data validation of terramechanics models with actual test data. The job consisted of updating the code to a more up to date development platform, integrating two new terramechanics models directly in the tool and developing new interactive ways to evaluate the performance of these models.

Collaboration and Timeline

  • With: RUAG Space Mechanisms
  • Date: December 2021
  • Duration: 7 months


  • Model-View-Controller coding
  • Model Validation (Testing)
  • GUI / 3D Visualization

Technical Skills:

  • C++ Coding
  • SQL database
  • GUI for data visualisation


  • Model development
  • Test data correlation