Unmanned Ground Systems Roadmap
ARMY PEO (GROUND COMBAT SYSTEMS) WARREN MI ROBOTIC SYSTEMS JOINT PROJECT OFFICE
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The 2011 Robotic Systems Joint Project Office RS JPO Road Map is a biennial publication and this second edition follows the inaugural 2009 edition. The 2011 edition incorporates the roadmap addendum published in July 2010. The RS JPO is a dual service organization reporting to the Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems PEO GCS and the Marine Corps Systems Command MARCORSYSCOM as the executive agencies for the acquisition of unmanned ground systems. As with the first Roadmap edition, this document will serve as a practical reference to assist in Warfighter requirements definition, identify relevant technology maturation and to focus Science and Technology ST investment on Warfighter needs. The main goal of the 2011 Unmanned Ground Systems Roadmap 2011-2020 is to convey the RS JPOs short- and long-term strategies. The short-term period covers one to five years, with long-term covering beyond five years. The RS JPO is focusing heavily on the improvement and modernization of the current robot fleet, as well as assisting in the development and release of emerging requirement documents such as the Squad Multi-Purpose Equipment Transport SMET. These efforts support the achievement of RS JPOs overarching goal of ensuring the Warfighters needs are addressed both now and into the future. As the RS JPOArmy continues to transition systems and capabilities into the hands of the Warfighter, interoperability matures and will result in a standard scalable capability allowing manned and unmanned platforms to operate between tele-operation and semi-autonomous modes. Acquisition and life cycle costs are expected to decrease due to fewer platform types and increasing quantities. Some specialized UGV systems will still be required for emerging requirements but should share common sub components when possible. The long-term capability gaps are evolving to address the need for systems to be transportable and improving robotic applique kits.
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