30 April 2009 Improved situational awareness and mission performance for explosive ordnance disposal robots
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The operator's situational awareness greatly affects mission performance for remote operations of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots. Testing by Army EOD sergeants has shown that a Head-Aimed Remote Viewer (HARV) can significantly increase mission performance in several key tasks, such as identifying secondary Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) and maneuvering in tight quarters. A HARV system improves the operator's situational awareness by providing an intuitive, "look around" vision interface that DARPA research4 has shown provides a 400% improvement in the operator's spatial understanding of the remote environment. This paper describes the results of functional testing conducted by US Army civilian engineers and EOD sergeants at Picatinny Arsenal, in support of W15QKN-06-C-0190.
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Kent Massey, Kent Massey, Jared Sapp, Jared Sapp, Eddy Tsui, Eddy Tsui, } "Improved situational awareness and mission performance for explosive ordnance disposal robots", Proc. SPIE 7332, Unmanned Systems Technology XI, 73320O (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820188; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.820188
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