THE ROBOT DEFENSE SYSTEMS (RDS) PROWLER IS AN ALL-TERRAIN PLATFORM WITH SOME AUTONOMOUS AND EXCELLENT REMOTE CONTROL CAPABILITIES.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1326
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Robot Defense System, Inc.
3860 Revere Street - Suite A, Denver, CO, 80239
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 EDWARD N. CARABETTA
 PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR
 (303) 373-4984
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE ROBOT DEFENSE SYSTEMS (RDS) PROWLER IS AN ALL-TERRAIN PLATFORM WITH SOME AUTONOMOUS AND EXCELLENT REMOTE CONTROL CAPABILITIES. A PROTOTYPE EXISTS AND ADVANCED MODELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR MID-SUMMER 1984 DELIVERY. RD PROPOSES THAT PROWLER BE THE PLATFORM FOR ALL THREE WEAPON SYSTEMS. FOR ANTI-TANK CAPABILITY, RDS IS CONSIDERING TOW, DRAGON, AND MAMBA. THE 7.62MM GATTLING MINIGUN IS THE PROPOSED MACHINE GUN SYSTEM. ALSO, A CUSTOM GRENADE LAUNCHING SYSTEM CAN BE BUILT USING SEVERAL M203 OR MX148 GRENADE LAUNCHERS ARRANGED CIRCULARLY. PROWLER CAN GO TO A POSITION SPECIFIEDIN ITS MAP SPACE, NAVIGATE A PREPLANNED COURSE, OR BE DRIVENREMOTELY. VISION SYSTEMS (PRESENTLY ACOUSTICAL, NEXT PULSEDLASER SCAN, AND EVENTUALLY VIDEO AND CHARGE COUPLED DEVICE SCENE ANALYSIS) HELP DETECT AND AVOID OBSTABLES OR IDENTIFY AND VIEW TARGETS. REMOTE OPERATIONS WILL CONTROL WEAPONS. INERTIAL GUIDANCE, ATTITUDE, AND MOTION SENSORS CAN BE CO COMBINED WITH MOTION, DECISION, AND CONTROL LOGIC OF INC INCREASING SOPHISTICATION. RDS SEES A CONNECTION BETWEEN WOWORK WE ARE DOING AND DARPA'S "STRATEGIC COMPUTING" RESEARCH. WE FEEL THAT WITH DARPA'S SUPPORT NECESSARY DEVELOPMENTS CAN BE ACHIEVED TO MAKE THE PROWLER A MAJOR WEAPON SYSTEM.

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