Titan Rover

What is Titan Rover?

Titan Rover is a student-led organization founded in 2013 to compete in the Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge (URC). Our multidisciplinary team researches and develops a mock Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs) at California State University, Fullerton.  For more information about the challenge, click the button below:

Team Breakdown

Mechanical

The team responsible for building the framework of the rover. Students in this subteam design, improve, and manufacture components for the science assay, robotic arm, chassis, and drivetrain.

Electrical

An essential component to bringing our rover to life. This subteam has electrical and computer engineers that create custom printed circuit boards (PCBs), ensure wire management, and experiment with potential electrical components to include to our rover.

Controls

The most crucial subteam of our organization. Both computer scientists and engineers are responsible for programming the rover’s autonomous AR tag algorithm, connection of the rover to the base station, wheels, and automated processes of the on-board science assay

Business

Our business team is comprised of students from our Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. This subteam aids in tracking the team’s expenditure, marketing, and finding company sponsors.

Life Sciences

Our life science team is made of students from biology, chemistry, and geology. This team is essential to help our mechanical team understand how to carry out life-detection tests through protein extraction, spectroscopy, analysis or rocks, and more.