This is my first large project as an electrical engineering student and I'm working with DC motors for the very first time.
I'm working on designing an unmanned ground vehicle that will weigh approximately 1200 pounds maximum.
I'm having trouble determining the power rating and type of DC motor and electric drive-train to use. Each wheel must have independent motor.
I Cannot use Lithium Ion type batteries.
It must also be durable and rugged.
I've looked at the in-hub type DC motors but I am having trouble determine what size each motor must be, and how to control the speed of each of the in-hub motors.
Any suggestions on how to calculate motor size and ratings, control mechanisms.