Accession Number : ADA187972

Title :   Developing Technologies for Army Autonomous Land Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Leighty, Robert D ; Lane, Gerald R

PDF Url : ADA187972

Report Date : Oct 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Two associated research and development programs which together have the potential of great impact on Army vehicles of the future have been described. The DARPA ALV program focuses significant efforts on key technology issues leading to a new generation of intelligent machines and the Army robotic vehicle program focuses on demonstrating the state of the art robotic vehicle capabilities applied to combat missions of value to the Army user community. The Army has identified a need for robot variants in the AFV. Through user experience with maturing robotic vehicle technology, it is anticipated that follow-on requirements documents will be generated for engineering development of Army autonomous land vehicles. Timing for critical technology, such as the DARPA ALV software and hardware, will pace fielding of an Army AFV, however a progressive development program could be commenced to initially field a robotic vehicle that is remotely controlled with the preplanned product improvements leading to an autonomous vehicle.

Descriptors :   *GROUND VEHICLES, *ROBOTS, ARMY, ARMY EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ENGINEERING, IMPACT, REQUIREMENTS, USER NEEDS, VARIATIONS, VEHICLES, WARFARE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE