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The DARPA LANdroids program
Author(s): Mark McClure; Daniel R. Corbett; Douglas W. Gage
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Paper Abstract

The goal of the DARPA LANdroids program is to enhance tactical communications in urban environments by developing inexpensive pocket-sized intelligent autonomous robotic radio relay nodes. LANdroids will move to establish and maintain mesh networks that support voice and data traffic between dismounted warfighters and higher command. Through autonomous movement and intelligent control algorithms, LANdroids will mitigate the serious communications problems inherent in urban settings, e.g., relaying signals into shadows and making small adjustments to reduce multi-path effects. This presentation presents an overview of the LANdroids program and describes the progress made during Phase I, including the results of the early 2009 end-of-Phase testing program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7332, Unmanned Systems Technology XI, 73320A (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821048
Show Author Affiliations
Mark McClure, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
Daniel R. Corbett, Schafer, Inc. (United States)
Douglas W. Gage, XPM Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7332:
Unmanned Systems Technology XI
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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