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Development of a simple autonomous system of small robots to clear unexploded submunition ordnance
Author(s): Christopher K. DeBolt; Jose David Aviles; Jorge David DeLeon; Tuan B. Nguyen; Tuan N. Nguyen
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Paper Abstract

The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV) has had an active program for several years for the development of technologies required to realize an autonomous system of small robots to clear an area of unexploded submunitions. The focus thus far has been on the technology elements themselves, with an emphasis on autonomous electronic control and processing. NAVEODTECHDIV is now developing demonstration systems to prove the feasibility of this application. At this stage, the systems are used in relatively benign terrain, and the targets are inert, not live munitions. However, this is adequate to show possibilities, and allow for experimentation before a full-scale development effort is initiated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4024, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology II, (10 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391635
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher K. DeBolt, Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Div. (United States)
Jose David Aviles, Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Div. (United States)
Jorge David DeLeon, Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Div. (United States)
Tuan B. Nguyen, Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Div. (United States)
Tuan N. Nguyen, Naval Explosive Ordance Disposal Technology Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4024:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology II
Grant R. Gerhart; Robert W. Gunderson; Chuck M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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