10 July 2000 Small communication platforms, PCMCIA packaging, and soft computing for UGV applications
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Low-bandwidth digital video wireless transmission is essential for Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) teleoperation. In this paper, we propose, for the first time, audio-like bandwidth (64 kpbs) wireless TV-class digital video communication (210 Mbps-original bandwidth) based on POC's Soft-Computing and Soft-Communication (SC2) technologies, which integrate: highly-parallel electronics (256 processors, in parallel); super-computer-class processing power (8 BOPs, or eight billion operations per second); small power consumption (1-2W, and small packaging (2x3);leading in the near future to business-card-size, fully upgradable PCMCIA packaging. The proposed technology has applications in UGV communication platforms, providing communication and autonomous image and signal processing.
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Tomasz P. Jannson, Tomasz P. Jannson, Andrew A. Kostrzewski, Andrew A. Kostrzewski, "Small communication platforms, PCMCIA packaging, and soft computing for UGV applications", Proc. SPIE 4024, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology II, (10 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391643; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391643
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