Accession Number : ADA189049

Title :   NAVLAB; An Autonomous Navigation Testbed.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s) : Dowling, Kevin ; Guzlkowski, Rob ; Ladd, Jim ; Pangels, Henning ; Singh, Jeff

PDF Url : ADA189049

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The NavLab is a testbed for research in outdoor navigation, image understanding, and the role of human interaction with intelligent systems; it accommodates researchers and all computing onboard. The core of the NavLab is the vehicle controller, a multi-processor computer that controls all locomotion, actuation and physical sensing; it interacts with a computer host and and human operator to implement varying degrees of autonomy. The chassis is a modified van with a computer-controllable, hydraulic drivetrain. The NavLab supports a choice os sensing to accommodate many types of navigation research. This technical report details the control computing and physical configuration of the NavLab vehicle.

Descriptors :   *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, *MULTIPROCESSORS, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, DETECTION, DRIVES, HUMANS, HYDRAULICS, INTERACTIONS, LOCOMOTION, NAVIGATION, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, TEST BEDS, VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE