10 July 2000 Development of a simple autonomous system of small robots to clear unexploded submunition ordnance
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Proceedings Volume 4024, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology II; (2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391635
Event: AeroSense 2000, 2000, Orlando, FL, United States
Abstract
The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV) has had an active program for several years for the development of technologies required to realize an autonomous system of small robots to clear an area of unexploded submunitions. The focus thus far has been on the technology elements themselves, with an emphasis on autonomous electronic control and processing. NAVEODTECHDIV is now developing demonstration systems to prove the feasibility of this application. At this stage, the systems are used in relatively benign terrain, and the targets are inert, not live munitions. However, this is adequate to show possibilities, and allow for experimentation before a full-scale development effort is initiated.
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Christopher K. DeBolt, Jose David Aviles, Jorge David DeLeon, Tuan B. Nguyen, Tuan N. Nguyen, "Development of a simple autonomous system of small robots to clear unexploded submunition ordnance", Proc. SPIE 4024, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology II, (10 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391635; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391635
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