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Accession Number ADA566762
Title Large Platform Autonomy in Urban Environments.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 9p
Personal Author C. DiBerardino D. Mikulski E. Mottern N. J. Kott T. K. Van Lierop
Abstract This paper describes aspects of the Safe Operations of Unmanned Systems for Reconnaissance in Complex Environments (SOURCE) Army Technology Objective (ATO) that affect urban terrain autonomous mobility R&D programs. The SOURCE ATO provides essential large platform autonomous capabilities for executing unmanned reconnaissance missions, such as leader-follower, move-on- route, tele-operation, and remote situational awareness. The system includes multi-modal, high resolution, all-digital sensors which support nighttime and daytime operations. The SOURCE ATO development includes different classes of UGV vehicles as well as different classes of perception sensor technology. To date, the SOURCE ATO has successfully completed two out of three scheduled field experiments. The paper presents the latest SOURCE ATO results.
Keywords Autonomous systems
Ground vehicles
Large platforms
Self operation
Source ato
Ugv(Unmanned ground vehicles)
Urban areas
Urban terrain

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
63F - Optical Detection
Corporate Author General Dynamics Robotic Systems, Westminster, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number W56HVZ-10-C-0003

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