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Design and application of a robotic vehicle driving package for the HMMWV: Demo I to Project Mustang
Author(s): Francis N. Fisher, Jr.
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Paper Abstract

In 1994/95, the Project Mustang unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was used in two field training exercises to introduce soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas, to the capabilities of developmental UGVs. The UGV used in these exercises was a high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) platform, mounted with a mission payload to perform reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA), and a robotic vehicle driving package (RVDP) to perform path retrace (called retrotraverse) and teleoperation. The mission scenario at Ft. Hood had a soldier manually deploy the UGV to the mission site and set up the RSTA mission payload. Retrotraverse was then used to assist in retrieval of the UGV at the conclusion of the mission. This paper describes the design and application of the RVDP, used to control the driving of the HMMWV, from initial development in 1990/92 for Demo I to Project Mustang in 1994/95.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2738, Navigation and Control Technologies for Unmanned Systems, (27 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241078
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Francis N. Fisher, Jr., Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2738:
Navigation and Control Technologies for Unmanned Systems
Scott A. Speigle, Editor(s)

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