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FCS UGV safe operations
Author(s): Scott Fish; Joshua Ruedin; Michael Perschbacher; John Bares
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Paper Abstract

The US Army Future Combat System (FCS) will implement Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) in numbers not previously seen before in military operations. Many of these vehicles will also be larger and faster than the small robots typically used today for explosive ordnance disposal and general improvised explosive device handling. More importantly, FCS will implement these UGV's in scenarios were they will be in much closer proximity to soldiers and other non-combatant personnel. This paper describes the plan for developing an appropriate match of technology for autonomous UGV maneuver with the emerging need for safety release verification for these systems prior to fielding. The plan is followed by descriptions of initial data collections with a UGV, that will form the starting point in this safety release process, and stimulate further use and refinement of this process for large UGV's in applications beyond FCS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6962, Unmanned Systems Technology X, 69620W (22 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.782873
Show Author Affiliations
Scott Fish, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Joshua Ruedin, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Michael Perschbacher, RovnoTech (United States)
John Bares, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6962:
Unmanned Systems Technology X
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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