Accession Number PB2012-114604
Title Cancellation of the Army's Autonomous Navigation System.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 12p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Almost all ANS hardware and most software development were completed prior to its cancellation, according to the Army and GDRS. The software for the most advanced capabilities was not completed, which potentially presented the greatest complexities. GDRS had demonstrated many of ANSs capabilities to some extent, including its capability to avoid obstacles and follow a leading vehicle through varying terrain. ANS had not yet progressed to the independent testing phase, however. In cancelling ANS and MM-UGV, the Army estimated that approximately $2.5 billion in planned funding for fiscal years 2013 to 2017 could be made available for other Army efforts. According to Army officials, the government owns the work completed on ANS to date.
Keywords Army personnel
Autonomous navigation
Cancellation
Computer programs
Financial management
Ground vehicles
Military vehicles
Robotics
Terrain
Unmanned


 
Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 76D - Navigation Systems
85 - Transportation
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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