The test involved several unmanned
systems simulated operations in an urban environment. The systems
included Honeywell's Micro Air Vehicle
Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV); the Silver Fox UAV (produced by
Lockheed Martin), the Roll Based Operations Architecture (RBOA)
robot and an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) demonstrator developed
by Lockheed Martin. Controlling of the PackBot (from iRobot)
by the centralized controller is currently underway.
Several different radio links were demonstrated in conjunction
with the centralized controller, including UHF, L-band and wireless
broadband. The demonstration also utilized the Joint Architecture
for Unmanned Systems message protocol to communicate with the
Lockheed Martin UGV.
Another aspect demonstrated during the test was automated route
planning, provided by the Combat Maneuver Mission Route Planner
(CMMRP) software. This application is part of the Human Robotic
Interface, utilized for UGV control. This capability enabled
the centralized controller to execute both pre-planned autonomous
operation and manual tele-operation of the unmanned platforms.