AUTONOMOUS MOBILITY FOR MILITARY SCOUT VEHICLES AND POTENTIAL DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM SPINOFFS

A significant investment in intelligent vehicle R&D in the U.S. is being conducted by the US Department of Defense (DOD) through the Demo III autonomous scout vehicle program. Robotics has been identified by numerous DOD studies as a key enabling technology for future military operational concepts. The Demo III program is a multiyear effort encompassing technology development and demonstration on testbed platforms, together with modeling, simulation, and experimentation directed toward optimization of operational concepts to employ this technology. The primary program focus is the advancement of capabilities for autonomous mobility through unstructured environments, concentrating on both perception and intelligent control technology. The scout mission will provide the military operational context for demonstration of this technology, although a significant emphasis is being placed upon both hardware and software modularity to permit rapid extension to other military missions, including on-road freight movement. The program has developed the Experimental Unmanned vehicle (XUV), a small technology testbed vehicle. The XUV design couples multisensor perception with intelligent control to permit autonomous cross-country navigation at speeds of up to 32 kph during daylight and 16 kph during hours of darkness. The system design also encompasses on-road operations at up to 64 kph, including the capability to respond intelligently to other traffic and obstacles

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 15 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00793462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2000 12:00AM