The multi-agent tactical sentry – Designing and delivering robots to the CF

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Authors
  1. Giesbrecht, J.
  2. Penzes, S.
  3. Fairbrother, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The Multi-Agent Tactical Sentry (MATS) represents one of the most advanced robotic systems in day-to-day military operation anywhere in the world. It addresses the Cana- dian Forces (CF) requirement to remotely detect Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical threats (NBC), integrating a suite of primary NBC sensors onto a remotely operated vehicle. The system was initially designed and built from the ground up at Defence R&D Canada – Suffield in under 30 months, and has become an operationally important component of the Canadian Joint Incidence Response Unit (CJIRU), and their continually evolving techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTPs). This paper describes the technology and development of the MATS system, but more importantly it examines the many lessons learned in designing and delivering a robotic vehicle to a military client.

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Keywords
robotics;navigation;NBC Detection;control;Canadian Forces;Multi-Agent Tactical Sentry (MATS)
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-TR-2008-148 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Aug 2008
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
CA031503
CANDIS No
530416
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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