Accession Number : ADA424302


Title :   Unmanned Ground Vehicles for Integrated Force Protection


Corporate Author : SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Carroll, Daniel M ; Mikell, Kenneth ; Denewiler, Thomas


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a424302.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : The collaboration of Command and Control (C2) systems with Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) provides Integrated Force Protection from the Robotic Operation Command Center. Autonomous UGVs are directed as Force Projection units. UGV payloads and fixed sensors provide situational awareness while unattended munitions provide a less-than-lethal response capability. Remote resources serve as automated interfaces to legacy physical devices such as manned response vehicles. barrier gates. fence openings. garage doors. and remote power on/off capability for unmanned systems. The Robotic Operations Command Center executes the Multiple Resource Host Architecture (MRHA) to simu1taneously control heterogeneous unmanned systems. The MRHA graphically displays video map and status for each resource using wireless digital communications for integrated data video and audio. Events are prioritized and the user is prompted with audio alerts and text instntctions for alarmss and warnings. A control hierarchy of missions and duty rosters support autonomous operations.


Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *UNMANNED , *GROUND VEHICLES , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , INTERFACES , CONTROL CENTERS , REMOTE DETECTION , EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Combat Vehicles
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE