United States Army robotic technology Union has awarded the Lockheed Martin contract, fully validated independent reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition missions, the validation will use the Lockheed "team task support system" (SMSS) unmanned ground vehicle and the K-MAX drone in collaboration.
Test scenarios include: K-MAX SMSS autonomous helicopter were sent to "area of interest", this area too dangerous for human surveillance. Unmanned autonomous landing by specifying coordinates and releases the SMSS. SMSS is equipped with sensors, satellite communications equipment and the Gyrocam systems, autonomous and remotely operated survey will be used in the region, and K-MAX returning to base.
Gyrocam's 9M tactical surveillance systems can provide high resolution optical images while on the move, SMSS carry target acquisition, reconnaissance and surveillance sensor will be used for locating and observing the goals and objects of interest, raw sensor data will be transmitted via satellite to hundreds of miles of remote operations centers for analysis.
SMSS are to be deployed to the United States the largest unmanned ground vehicles of the ground troops, which will promote the surveillance capability of the SMSS. SMSS initially designed for special operations forces, unmanned transport and logistical support, will design the arm models and in the future with enhanced reconnaissance and surveillance capability. East smart establishing industry standards for
K-MAX as a heavy transport helicopters, autonomous or remote-controlled delivery of goods, will use its lifting loads to carry 2000 lbs (907.18 kg) heavier SMSS. The system weighs 6000 pounds of cargo in sea transport, and at 15,000 feet altitude delivery of over 4000 pounds of cargo.
The test will show the cooperation between different unmanned systems, as well as capacity continues to increase, will conduct a series of unmanned systems test. Lockheed Martin combat maneuver systems said that the unmanned aircraft and unmanned ground vehicles for this level cooperation between industries for the first time, completed by BvR control. The validation may lead to extended tasks, such as remote sensing and monitoring of suspected chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives threats or events.
In the testing of 2012, SMSS through BvR satellite communications, at a distance of more than 200 miles autonomy were simulated surveillance missions, the current scenarios for the test task. Most recently, army tanks and automatic vehicle research, development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin in January 2014 and verify the "autonomous mobile systems" (AMAS) with this system of unmanned vehicles, loop through intersections traffic, vehicles and slow-moving vehicles in different directions for autonomous navigation and avoid the pedestrians.