Accession Number : ADA305074
Title : MDARS Multiple Robot Host Architecture,
Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA
Personal Author(s) : Laird, R. T. ; Everett, H. R. ; Gilbreath, G. A. ; Heath-Pastore, T. A. ; Inderieden, R. S.
PDF Url : ADA305074
Report Date : OCT 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : The Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center (NCCOSC) RDT&E Division (NRaD) has developed a command and control architecture to provide coordinated control of multiple autonomous interior and exterior vehicles from a single host console. The Multiple Robot Host Architecture (MRHA) is a distributed multiprocessing system that can be expanded to accommodate as many as 32 remote platforms. The initial application will employ eight Cybermotion K2A Navmaster robots configured as remote security platforms in support of the Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS) Program. This paper discusses the evolution of the command, control, and communications aspects of the MRHA, including the current status of Interior developmental testing in an operational warehouse environment at Camp Elliott in San Diego, CA.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *MULTIPROCESSORS, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, MILITARY FACILITIES, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, NAVY, ROBOTS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, INTERNAL, SELF OPERATION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, EXTERNAL, VEHICLES, AREA SECURITY, CONSOLES, OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, WAREHOUSES.
Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
Command, Control and Communications Systems
Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE