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Multi-robot operator control unit
Author(s): D. Powell; G. Gilbreath; M. Bruch
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Paper Abstract

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego (SSC San Diego) has developed an unmanned vehicle and sensor operator control interface capable of simultaneously controlling and monitoring multiple sets of heterogeneous systems. The modularity, scalability and flexible user interface of the Multi-robot Operator Control Unit (MOCU) accommodates a wide range of vehicles and sensors in varying mission scenarios. MOCU currently controls all of the SSC San Diego developmental vehicles (land, air, sea, and undersea), including the SPARTAN Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), the iRobot PackBot, and the Family of Integrated Rapid Response Equipment (FIRRE) vehicles and sensors. This paper will discuss how software and hardware modularity has allowed SSC San Diego to create a single operator control unit (OCU) with the capability to control a wide variety of unmanned systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6230, Unmanned Systems Technology VIII, 62301N (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.663817
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D. Powell, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
G. Gilbreath, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
M. Bruch, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6230:
Unmanned Systems Technology VIII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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