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