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Integration of new communications and mast subsystems on an Omni-Directional Inspection Robot (ODIS)
Author(s): Shawn Hunt; Yung-Sen Li; Gary Witus; Steven Walter; R. Darin Ellis; Gregory Auner; Alex Cao; Abhilash Pandya
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Paper Abstract

Our research has focused on how to expand the capabilities of an Omni-Directional Inspection Robot (ODIS) to assist in vehicle inspections at traffic control checkpoints with a standoff distance of 450m. We have implemented an mast, extendible to eight feet, capable of carrying a sensor payload that has an RS-232 connection with a simple set of commands to control its operation. We have integrated a communications chain that provides the desired distance and sufficient speed to transmit a live digital feed to the operator control unit (OCU). We have also created a physically-based simulation of ODIS and our mast inside of Webots and have taken data to calibrate a motion response model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6736, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IV, 67360A (15 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738078
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Shawn Hunt, Turing Associates, Inc. (United States)
Yung-Sen Li, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Gary Witus, Turing Associates, Inc. (United States)
Steven Walter, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
R. Darin Ellis, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Gregory Auner, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Alex Cao, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Abhilash Pandya, Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6736:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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