Accession Number : ADA289205

Title :   Coordinate Control of Interior and Exterior Autonomous Platforms.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Heath-Pastore, T. A. ; Everett, H. R.

PDF Url : ADA289205

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS) Program is a joint Army-Navy effort to field interior and exterior autonomous platforms performing security and inventory assessment functions at DoD warehouses and storage sites. The program is managed by the Physical Security Equipment Management Office at Ft. Belvoir, VA. The MDARS Interior Program successfully demonstrated the simultaneous control of two robots and four simulated robots operating in an interior warehouse environment. The command and control architecture is structured to accommodate up to thirty-two robots. Initated in February 1993 the MDARS Exterior Program will provide commanders with an automated system to conduct random site patrols, barrier assessment, intruder detection and assessment, and inventory assessment in a semi-structured outdoor environment. This paper briefly outlines the MDARS Interior and Exterior Programs and discusses the technical risks associated with the Exterior development approach.

Descriptors :   *PATROLLING, *AREA SECURITY, *INVENTORY CONTROL, *INTRUSION DETECTION, CONTROL, FUNCTIONS, SIMULATION, ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION, ENVIRONMENTS, SITES, ROBOTS, PLATFORMS, COORDINATES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, BARRIERS, SELF OPERATION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, EXTERNAL, SYNCHRONISM, STORAGE, WAREHOUSES.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE