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1. (WO2013152414) ADAPTIVE PLATFORM FOR UNMANNED DEFENSE VEHICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/152414    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2012/000364
Publication Date: Fri Oct 18 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 12 01:59:59 CEST 2012
IPC: F41H 11/16
B60R 99/00
B63G 13/00
B63G 7/00
B63G 8/00
B64C 19/00
B64C 39/00
F41H 13/00
G06Q 50/30
G06F 9/445
Applicants: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA as represented by THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
ERICKSON, David Ryan
CEH, Matthew WJ
ANDERSON, Dale
Inventors: ERICKSON, David Ryan
CEH, Matthew WJ
ANDERSON, Dale
Title: ADAPTIVE PLATFORM FOR UNMANNED DEFENSE VEHICLES
Abstract:
A kit for building an adaptive unmanned CIED vehicle comprising a vehicle chassis having a locomotion system for moving the vehicle in an operating environment, and a controllable steering mechanism for steering the vehicle as it moves in the operating environment; one or more motors for coupling to the locomotion system to the controllable steering mechanism; a remote control unit for communication with and for controlling the one or more motors and the controllable steering mechanism; payload devices for performing tasks attributed to the vehicle; and a platform for providing the capability of adapting the vehicle to perform new tasks in view of evolution in the operating environment, the platform comprising: a casing for mounting on or in the vehicle chassis; a computing device for connection to a selection of payload devices from the payload devices, and a memory for storing computing instructions for controlling operation of the selection of payload devices; a power source for powering at least one of the payload devices; power ports connected to the power source; and data ports connected to the computing device for connecting at least one of the payload devices to the computing device; wherein the computing device, the power source, the power ports and the data ports are mounted to the casing and wherein the payload devices and the one or more motors are for mounting to either the vehicle chassis or the casing. The payload devices are plug and play devices and are connected to the platform using standardized military connectors.