Low-cost multi-terrain autonomous vehicle for hostile environments

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This paper describes an innovative and unique autonomous vehicle being developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for versatile use in hostile environments. Conventional vehicles used in decommissioning and decontaminating, police activity, and unmanned military operations typically are designed with four-wheels or track in contact with the environment. Although four-wheel and track vehicles work well, they are limited in negotiating saturated terrain, steep hills and soft soils. The Spiral Track Autonomous Robot (STAR) is a versatile and maneuverable multi-terrain mobile vehicle that uses the latest available computer technology and two Archimedes screws, in contact with the local environment to ... continued below

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Perez, M. L., LLNL December 3, 1996.

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This paper describes an innovative and unique autonomous vehicle being developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for versatile use in hostile environments. Conventional vehicles used in decommissioning and decontaminating, police activity, and unmanned military operations typically are designed with four-wheels or track in contact with the environment. Although four-wheel and track vehicles work well, they are limited in negotiating saturated terrain, steep hills and soft soils. The Spiral Track Autonomous Robot (STAR) is a versatile and maneuverable multi-terrain mobile vehicle that uses the latest available computer technology and two Archimedes screws, in contact with the local environment to intelligently negotiate a hostile environment.

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11 pages; Other: FDE: PDF

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  • Land Mine Conference, Washington, DC (US), 12/02/1996; Other Information: Supercedes report DE98051017; PBD: 03 Dec 96

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  • Other: DE98051017
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-124805
  • Report No.: CONF-9611152*--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-Eng-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 16398
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625168

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Perez, M. L., LLNL. Low-cost multi-terrain autonomous vehicle for hostile environments, article, December 3, 1996; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625168/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.