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Applying unmanned ground vehicle technologies to unmanned surface vehicles
Author(s): John Ebken; Mike Bruch; Jason Lum
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Paper Abstract

Development of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) has been ongoing for decades. Much of the technology developed for UGVs can be applied directly to Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) with little or no modification. SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego (SSC San Diego) has successfully demonstrated this by transitioning technology (both hardware and software) from a man-portable UGV to a USV demonstrator platform. By transitioning technology already proven in a UGV, SSC San Diego was able to develop a working USV much more quickly than would have been otherwise possible. The technologies ported from the UGV to the USV include: the software architecture and protocol, teleoperation, a Kalman filter for state estimates, waypoint navigation, the Operator Control Unit (OCU), miniature processors, Ethernet switches and a video CODEC board.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5804, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.605254
Show Author Affiliations
John Ebken, SPAWAR Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
Mike Bruch, SPAWAR Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
Jason Lum, SPAWAR Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5804:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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