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Concept design of a new-generation military vehicle
Author(s): Codrin-Gruie Cantemir; Gabriel Ursescu; Lorenzo Serrao; Giorgio Rizzoni; James Bechtel; Thomas Udvare; Mike Letherwood
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the development of an advanced concept for a next generation military vehicle based on state of the art technologies. The vehicle's platform will be directly suitable for high mobility applications for instance: Special Forces missions, Marine reconnaissance missions, and commercial racing in events such as Bajas and the Paris - Dakar. The platform will be a 10000 -14000 lbs high-speed multi-purpose vehicle, designed for extreme off-road operation. A completely new suspension concept is expected to be developed and the new vehicle topology will accommodate a new generation hybrid-electric power train. The dynamic performance targets are 125 mph off-road and 0-60 in 7 seconds. The concept design will focus also on survivability mainly through the use of a new vehicle topology (herein referred to as "island") specifically designed to enhance crew protection. The "island" topology consists in locating the powertrain and other vehicle equipment and subsystems around the crew compartment. Thus, even in the event of an external shield penetration the crew compartment remains protected by the surrounding equipment which serves in an additional role as a secondary shield. The paper presents vehicle specifications, performance capabilities, simulation models and virtual models of the vehicle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6201, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense V, 620113 (10 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665207
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Codrin-Gruie Cantemir, Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Gabriel Ursescu, Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Lorenzo Serrao, Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Giorgio Rizzoni, Ohio State Univ. (United States)
James Bechtel, U.S. Army National Automotive Ctr. (United States)
Thomas Udvare, U.S. Army National Automotive Ctr. (United States)
Mike Letherwood, U.S. Army National Automotive Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6201:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense V
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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