The plans of the next year — to complete the construction of the first prototype shnekohoda and equip it with a satellite navigation system GLONASS
Graduate student Safa created a model shnekohoda — universal autonomous all-terrain vehicle for movement on the road in the remote corners of the Arctic and the High North.
How to navigate in the region with poor transport links and is extremely difficult environmental conditions? For the solution of this problem took a young scholar, graduate of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University. University (Safa) Jarosław Mazur.
The idea originated in 2008, when he, while still a student, he saw on the Internet a little video about how you can overcome the roads on the rotary-screw-terrain vehicle. Jarosław Mazur began development of a universal vehicle that will be able to move around and through the deep snow, and ice, and in marshy soils. Such a vehicle can be used for delivery of goods and people in remote areas on the road, and as a working platform for carrying equipment, for example, ledoreznoy installation. The benefits of this all-terrain vehicle, or shnekohoda are as high cross in the harshest of environments and the ability to move through the water without the use of additional equipment. Inside the rotor there is air or foam that provides shnekohodu partial or complete (depending on the design) buoyancy. The plans of the next year — to complete the construction of the first prototype shnekohoda and equip it with a satellite navigation system GLONASS.
First use a rotary-screw propeller (HPH) for movement on land and water proposed in 1804 by J. Stevens. Later, on the North River in New York, has successfully tested the ship on the rotary-screw mover. In 1900, the Russian inventor F. Dergint patented sled on the basis of two screw propellers. In the 1960s, Soviet designers of Gorky Polytechnic Institute and plant them. Likhachev developed existing production models of all-terrain vehicle, which were used in the search and rescue team "Blue Bird" at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. However, in the 1980s, promising developments have been curtailed.
Meanwhile, vehicles, created on the basis of the screw propeller, can find its niche in carrying out rescue operations, delivering people and cargo to remote places with the necessary autonomy.
Author: Julia Galchenkova
Source: Press Service NArFU