Accession Number : ADA191584

Title :   Assessments of Maneuverability with the Teleoperated Vehicle (TOV).

Descriptive Note : Professional paper for period ending Jul 87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Spain, Edward H

PDF Url : ADA191584

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The Naval Ocean Systems Center's Hawaii Laboratory is undertaking a program to develop airborne remotely operated devices (ARODs) and teleoperated land vehicles (TOVs) that will be delivered to the United States Marine Corps for field assessments of the applicability and effectiveness of such vehicles for reconnaissance and combat in tactical environments. An essential component of both remotely environments. An essential component of both remotely operated systems is a visual sensor suite and helmet-mounted display tht allows an operator to view the remote scene in a familiar, natural fashion well enough to drive the TOV safely and reliably across unfamiliar terrain. In order to facilitate the development of this mobility sensor system, a field testing program has been established in which alternate mobility viewing system options are being objectively compared with regard to their impact on maneuverability. This report describes the procedures and specific tasks used in making comparisons of maneuverability across the various viewing system options tested,. The procedures were run with two groups of drivers, well-practiced civilian personnel who were tested with each of the viewing systems and enlisted Marine personnel who volunteered to be tested with a single mobility sensor system on a one-time basis. Specific results in terms of times through courses, steering, and bracking accuracy are reported.

Descriptors :   *REMOTE CONTROL, *GROUND VEHICLES, *ROBOTICS, *TELEOPERATORS, ACCURACY, AIRBORNE, DETECTORS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, ENVIRONMENTS, FIELD TESTS, HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, IMPACT, MANEUVERABILITY, MARINE CORPS, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MOBILITY, RECONNAISSANCE, SENSE ORGANS, STEERING, TERRAIN, TEST AND EVALUATION, VIEWERS, VISUAL PERCEPTION, AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Computer Hardware
      Cybernetics

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