Unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) are expected to play a key role in the Army’s Objective Force structure. These UGVs would be used for weapons platforms, logistics carriers, and reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition among other things. To examine aspects of the Army’s UGV program, assess technology readiness, and identify key issues in implementing UGV systems, among other questions, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology asked the National Research Council (NRC) to conduct a study of UGV technologies. This report discusses UGV operational requirements, current development efforts, and technology integration and roadmaps to the future. Key recommendations are presented addressing technical content, time lines, and milestones for the UGV efforts.
National Research Council. 2002. Technology Development for Army Unmanned Ground Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10592.
|2. Operational and Technical Requirements||17-29|
|3. Review of Current UGV Efforts||30-41|
|4. Autonomous Behavior Technologies||42-71|
|5. Supporting Technologies||72-93|
|6. Technology Integration||94-103|
|7. Roadmaps to the Future||104-110|
|8. Findings and Recommendations||111-115|
|Appendix A: Committee Member Biographical Sketches||121-124|
|Appendix B: Meetings and Activities||125-126|
|Appendix C: Autonomous Mobility||127-150|
|Appendix D: Historical Perspective||151-160|
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