Accession Number : ADA264963


Title :   A Portable Controller for Unmanned Ground Vehicles


Descriptive Note : Professional paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Umeda, A Y ; Hughes, T W ; Koyamatusu, A H ; Nobunaga, B N ; Yamada, K K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264963.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : The portable remote vehicle controller (PRVC), recently developed at the Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Division (NRaD) Detachment, Kailua, Hawaii, provides a lightweight, compact, teleoperator control station that allows remote, high speed control of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV). This ruggedized UGV operator control unit is configurable to work in any operating environment. Test drivers rated PRVC's ergonomically designed steering, brake and throttle controls superior to other driving configurations. All functional vehicle controls are easily accessible and can be manipulated by feel-without the need to look at physical buttons or levers. Graphic overlays displayed on the video image inform the UGV operator of critical system conditions and obviate the need to concentrate on other visual displays. Fiber optic data communications to the UGV, and RF audio communication to the military networks are fully supported by the PRVC.... Unmanned ground vehicle, Telerobotics, Surrogate Teleoperated Vehicle (STV), Teleoperated Vehicle (TOV).


Descriptors :   *UNMANNED , *GROUND VEHICLES , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , TEST AND EVALUATION , VELOCITY , FIBER OPTICS , STATIONS , OPTICS , STEERING , ENVIRONMENTS , NETWORKS , CONFIGURATIONS , IMAGES , LIGHTWEIGHT , GRAPHICS , WORK , SURVEILLANCE , HAWAII , BRAKES , OCEAN SURVEILLANCE , TELEOPERATORS , OVERLAYS


Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE