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Safeguarding teleoperation using automotive radar sensors
Author(s): Jared Giesbrecht; Blaine Fairbrother
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Paper Abstract

The Multi-Agent Tactical Sentry Unmanned Ground Vehicle, developed at Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, has been in service with the Canadian Forces for six years. This tele-operated wheeled vehicle provides a capability for point detection of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents. During the service life of this system, it has become apparent that a means of automatically detecting obstacles in tele-operated and semi-autonomous modes would greatly increase the safety and reliability of the vehicle in cluttered or human occupied operating environments. This paper documents the design of such a system based on a 24 GHz automotive radar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8045, Unmanned Systems Technology XIII, 804505 (23 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881520
Show Author Affiliations
Jared Giesbrecht, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
Blaine Fairbrother, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8045:
Unmanned Systems Technology XIII
Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Robert E. Karlsen; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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