Results: Mine Area Clearance Vehicle (MACV) Explosive Experiments Final Test Report
Final rept. 6-30 Sep 2005
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL
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The Hydrema 910 Mine Area Clearance Vehicle MACV, a Danish mine clearing system, is being converted to teleremote operations by the Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL for the HQ Air Combat Command Civil Engineer HQ ACCCE. On 8 July 2005 AFRL conducted a series of experiments to evaluate and demonstrate the survivability of the robotic controls during simulated mine clearing operations. The MACV was exposed to a range of munitions detonated adjacent to the mine-clearing flail, ranging from antipersonnel weapons to antitank weapons. None of the weapons had an appreciable effect on the MACV or on the robotic controls contained in the operators cab. The vehicle cab was exposed to approximately 5.5 psi incident pressures on the exterior, but the interior pressure increased less than 0.2 psi. The magnitude of shock experienced by the cab and the robotic controls was 8.7 gs or less, well within the proven capacity of the control systems of 19.5 gs. Overall, the MACV did a good job protecting the cab and the robotic controls in the experiment series.
- Land Mine Warfare
- Combat Vehicles