Investigating the mobility of unmanned ground vehicles.

Odedra, Sid and Prior, Stephen D. and Karamanoglu, Mehmet (2009) Investigating the mobility of unmanned ground vehicles. International Conference on Manufacturing and Engineering Systems. Proceedings . pp. 380-385. ISSN 2152-1522

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Abstract

Unmanned Vehicles have to be as capable if not more
capable than a human in the same situation,
especially when used by the military to serve as an
extension of the soldiers capability on the battlefield.
All unmanned systems types have obstacles and
encounter difficulties when trying to complete their
missions, but none more so than the Unmanned
Ground Vehicle (UGV). This is because UGV’s have
to operate in environments with a large amount of
variables which includes a range of different
obstacles, and terrain types; making the simple task
of driving from A to B very hard. This highlights the
fact that a UGV’s capability is predominantly
dependant on its mobility and is seen as one of the
most important factors in their development, because
the more capable of traversing over all types of
terrain the vehicle is, then the less likely it will
become stuck and need human assistance. This paper
investigates current military UGV’s, their mobility
capabilities and the future of UGV development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: onference held on 17-19 December, at the National Formosa University, Huwei, Yunlin, Taiwan
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 3863
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Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 07:24
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:17
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/3863

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