Using Video Sensor Networks to Command and Control Unmanned Ground Vehicles
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Most unmanned ground vehicles UGVs used in defense and physical security applications have a limited onboard sensor range, and are only aware of their immediate surroundings. This limited range hinders the ability of UGVs to detect or respond to remote events, and limits their cost-effectiveness in securing large areas. The Distributed Interactive Video Array DIVA system is a network of wireless, man-portable vision sensors under development at Spawar Systems Center SSC San Diego. DIVA provides two pflmary capabilities 1 the detection, tracking, and classification of moving targets in a variety of tactical environments, and 2 the autonomous coordination of a UGV response to detected events.
- Computer Systems
- Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance
- Command, Control and Communications Systems