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PackBot EOD firing system
Author(s): Pavlo Rudakevych; Mike Ciholas
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Paper Abstract

The PackBot EOD firing system was developed to allow the safe initiation of disruptors used to disable improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Safety is assured despite the use of communication links shared by possibly insecure computers on UGVs and control stations. This specific firing system was developed to enforce a particular EOD operational protocol where a single operator is responsible for the loading and use of the weapon. A unique combination of hardware and software design allows for unprecedented safety.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5804, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609266
Show Author Affiliations
Pavlo Rudakevych, iRobot West (United States)
Mike Ciholas, CIHOLAS Enterprises (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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