Accession Number:

ADA422284

Title:

NERD (Network Enabled Resource Device)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Network Enabled Resource Devices NERDs combine the most common electronic components used in robotic applications into a standard electronics box with plug-n-play capabilities. Risk reduction efforts, systems testing and integration, and modifying the functionality of evolving systems becomes greatly simplified by standardizing core hardware and software components in many cases, minimal software modifications are required to adapt an existing NERD for an emergent application. Internal components include an integral DC-DC converter, a wireless bridge and hub allowing point-to-multipoint communications, an audiovideo hardware CODEC, a RISC-based processor with FPGA-based IO, and a GPS receiver. NERDs can accept 12- 36VDC to power all components and are compatible with standard military batteries. Two 8-pin inputoutput data ports connected directly to the embedded processor allow for a wide range of control flexibility in a variety of applications. Implementations to date include controlling a non-lethal weapons pod on the MDARS-Exterior robot, an intelligent garage-door opener for the exterior robot refueling area, a communicationsGPS module for a security team response vehicle, and an embedded controller for intruder detection systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE