Sensor Technology: Engineers Find Keys to Autonomous Future

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September 7, 2015 | Source: Matt December, TARDEC Public Affairs

Scientists and engineers at TARDEC are diligently working to increase ground vehicle effectiveness through advancements in autonomy-enabled systems, intelligent mobility and manned and unmanned teaming (MUM-T).

DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. (Jan. 13, 2015) -- Sensors are making the Army's ground vehicle fleet more intelligent by providing a safer, more agile operating environment for American Soldiers.

Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center at Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, are seeking advancements in autonomy-enabled systems and intelligent mobility.

"Sensors, and the interactive connectivity they provide the user, are a crucial component to providing the most intelligent vehicles capable of performing under diverse environmental conditions anywhere in the world," said Jeremy Gray, TARDEC Ground Vehicle Robotics research scientist. "To get to where the Army needs to be, sensors must provide performance input that can be calculated, analyzed and lead to vehicle actuation in fewer than 60 milliseconds."

Army engineers are researching and designing unique high-speed sensors that can be embedded into vehicle platforms and/or vehicle tires and wheels.