Book

Seeni, A, Schäfer, B, Hirzinger, G. 2010, "Robot Mobility Systems for Planetary Surface Exploration – State-of-the-Art and Future Outlook: A Literature Survey", in Thawar, T, Arif (eds), Aerospace Technologies Advancements, chapter 10, pp. 189-208, ISBN 978-953-7619-96-1.

Peer-reviewed articles

M. Apfelbeck, S. Kuss, B. Rebele, B. Schäfer, 2011, "A Systematic Approach to Reliably Characterize Granular Soils Based on Bevameter Testing", JTERRA Journal of Terramechanics, Vol 48 (2011), pp. 360-371.

Schäfer, B, Gibbesch, A, Krenn, R, and al. 2010, "Planetary rover mobility simulation on soft and uneven terrain", Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics, Special Issue, Vol. 48, No. 1, January, pp. 149-169.

Papers presented at conferences, symposia, etc.

Schäfer, B, and al. 2008, "Light-Weight Mechatronics and Sensorics for Robotic Applications: A DLR Perspective", i-SAIRAS 2008 - 9th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 25-29 Feb 2008.

Schäfer, B, and al. 2008, "Advanced Mobility Concepts for Extraterrestrial Surface Exploration", 2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA, 1-8 March 2008.

Schäfer, B, and al. 2008, "Lunar Rover with Multiple Science Handling Capability", 59th IAC International Astronautical Congress, A.3 Space Exploration Symposium – 2.B Moon Exploration, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 29 Sep – 3 Oct 2008.

Schäfer, B, and al. 2008, "Planetary Rover Mobility Performance Simulation Tool", SESP 2008 – 10th International Workshop on Simulation for European Space Programmes, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 7-9 Oct 2008.

Schäfer, B, and al. 2008, "Verification and Validation Process on 3D Dynamics Simulation in Support of Planetary Rover Development", ASTRA 2008 - 10th ESA Workshop on Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 11-13 Nov 2008.

Schäfer, B, and al. 2009, "A Novel Terramechanics Testbed Set-up for Planetary Rover Wheel-Soil Interaction", ISTVS – 11th European Regional Conference of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems, Bremen, Germany, 5-8 Oct 2009.

Schäfer, B, Krenn, R. 2010, "Multibody and Contact Dynamics: From Satellite Capturing to Planetary Rover Terrainability", 1st esa Workshop on Multibody Dynamics for Space Applications, estec, Noordwijk, NL, 2-3 Feb 2010.

Carvalho Leite, A, Schäfer, B. 2010, "Multibody Modeling and Multi-Objective Optimization of a Six-Wheeled Steerable Vehicle and its Motion Controllers", 1st esa Workshop on Multibody Dynamics for Space Applications, estec, Noordwijk, NL, 2-3 Feb 2010.

Schäfer, B, and al. 2010, "MBS Simulations and Performance Testing of Planetary Rover Locomotion", ICRA 2010 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA10 Planetary Rover Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 3 May 2010.

Schäfer, B, and al. 2010, "Advanced Testbed and Simulation Environment for Planetary Exploration and Mobility Investigations", i-SAIRAS 2010 - 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Sapporo, Japan, 29 Aug- 2 Sep 2010.

Seeni, A, Schäfer, B, Hirzinger, G. 2010, "Conceptual Rover Design by an Integrated Optimization Process", i-SAIRAS 2010 - 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Sapporo, Japan, 29 Aug- 2 Sep 2010.

Carvalho Leite, A, Schäfer, B. 2010, "Mass, Power and Static Stability Optimization of a 4-Wheeled Planetary Exploration Rover", EngOpt 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Engineering Optimization, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-9 Sep 2010.

Carvalho Leite, A, Schäfer, B. 2010, "A Comprehensive Wheel-Terrain Contact Model for Planetary Exploration Rover Design Optimization", The Joint 9th Asia-Pacific ISTVS Conference and Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Terramechanics, Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan, 27-30 Sep 2010.

Schäfer, B. 2010, "Surface Exploration with Robotics", Workshop Missions to Small Bodies in the Solar System, DLR MUSC, Köln-Porz, Germany, 24-25 Nov 2010.

Schäfer, B, Carvalho Leite, A, Rebele, B. 2011, "Development Environment for Optimized Locomotion System of Planetary Rovers", 14th DINAME – International Symposium on Dynamic Problems of Mechanics, Sao Sebastiao, SP, Brazil, 13-18 March 2011.

F. Herrmann, S. Kuß, B. Schäfer, "Mobility Challenges and Possible Solutions for Low-Gravity Planetary Body Exploration", ASTRA 2011 - 11th ESA Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 12-14 Apr 2011.

B. Schäfer, A. Carvalho Leite, B. Rebele, M. Schedl, "On Advanced Mobility Concepts for Intelligent Planetary Surface Exploration", 62nd  IAC International Astronautical Congress, Space Exploration Symposium, A3.2B Moon Exploration Part 2, Cape Town, South Africa, UK, 3 – 7 Oct 2011.