Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs)

News: Unmanned Systems
The two-day event highlights cutting-edge products and services designed to protect DoD personnel, equipment, and infrastructure from hostile drones.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Commercial-grade electronics will simply not survive in the extremes of military environments.
News: Robotics, Automation & Control
One of the most interesting — and definitely the most entertaining — technologies on display at this year’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show was Boston Dynamics’s aptly named Spot robot.
News: Robotics, Automation & Control
The rescheduled 2021 AUVSI XPONENTIAL unmanned vehicles and robotics technology trade show got underway this week.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Silent Sentinel’s offering includes a dual Electro-Optic/Infra-Red camera payload, a laser range finder, and a panoramic surveillance camera.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Army researchers developed a technique that allows robots to remain resilient when faced with intermittent communication losses on the battlefield. The technique, called α-shape,...

INSIDER: Defense

Through collaboration with industry, academia and other government organizations, the Michigan National Guard helps facilitate the development and integration of innovative technologies that fill...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
SRC recently demonstrated its Silent Archer® counter-unmanned aircraft system at Eglin Air Force Base.
Application Briefs: Imaging
The MRZR Alpha is the newest light tactical vehicle from the military provider Polaris Government and Defense.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.
Articles: Imaging
Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Application Briefs: Aerospace
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Army scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind antenna that could change how ground vehicles and airborne systems communicate, transmit, and receive radio frequency communications.

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Investigating algorithmic approaches to create scalable, robust, multi-scale, and effective urban surveillance and crowd control strategies using UAVs and UGVs.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.
Briefs: Aerospace
Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis, a UAV-UGV team can collaboratively conduct the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
Articles: Test & Measurement
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A new era of Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCV) is about to begin
Briefs: Aerospace
This research explores the development of a UGV capable of operating autonomously in a densely cluttered environment such as the tropical jungles or plantation estates commonly found in Asia.
Briefs: Aerospace

The main goals of this research are to enhance a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software platform to support unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) exploring the complex...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are accelerating as the technology matures from being research-orientated to being deployed in a wide range of products and services, such as autonomous vehicles. While...

Articles: Unmanned Systems

Unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) are currently being used or developed for operational maneuvers (e.g., reconnaissance and IED defeat), maneuver support (e.g., route clearance), and...

Articles: Unmanned Systems

The defense and aerospace market continues to push for reductions in size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) to support advanced sensor/vetronics payloads onboard unmanned...

Articles: Aerospace

While the military’s proliferation of unmanned aircraft, or drones, continues to grab the headlines, the deployment of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) is also anticipated to expand based on...

Briefs: Unmanned Systems

Every year, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps conduct thousands of Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIOs) to enforce embargoes, intercept contraband,...

Briefs: Unmanned Systems

Robotic vehicles such as unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have multiple sources of power, including batteries, fuel cells, combustion engines, ultracapacitors, and solar cells...

Articles: Aerospace

Thermal management of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) is more complex than other electronic equipment because they have to operate in harsh environments such as humid tropical rainforests or...

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