Power Control Solution for Electrical System Improvements
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23900 Freeway Park Drive, Farmington Hills, MI, -
AbstractThe U.S. Army is seeking ways to improve the mission capability of small Autonomous Unmanned Ground Systems (AUGS). Industry is seeking ways to enhance their robotics platforms and improve their competitiveness in an emerging market place. The challenge facing the Army stems from the proprietary nature of information for, and control of, these systems. Robot manufacturers insist on keeping information proprietary because of the investments that they have made to develop technology advantages over competition in their base robotic platforms. However, this limits"mission specific"configuration capability, complicates the optimization and integration of new technologies onto base robotic platforms, and reduces potential product sales. Global ET will improve power system configurability, allow for plug-n-play of new technologies, and significantly increase mission duration time (>200%) of unmanned ground systems by developing a Configurable, Hybrid, And Modular Power System (CHAMPS) solution. CHAMPS, which incorporates state-of-the-art power control technology, is a foundational solution that both supports the Army's focus on unmanned ground vehicle modernization and industry's growing demand for plug-n-play autonomous architectures.
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