Armadillo and Throwcam Throwable M-UGVs<br />An Overview of the MacroEurope/USA <br />Future Soldier solutions<br />04/06/...
MacroEurope (SafeTactics) =European Distributor MacroUSA<br />Sales / Customer Support / Dealer Support / Development / Tr...
Office/showroom<br />Amerfoort, The Netherlands<br />Siliciumweg 61B<br />Training & Test Centre<br />Bussum, The Netherla...
Safe Tactics BV<br />Tactical Innovative Technology - Worldwide<br />
Armadillo and Throwcam system<br />04/06/2010<br />5<br />
Armadillo and Throwcam system<br />04/06/2010<br />6<br />Overall system description.<br />Scenarios and Missions.<br />Sp...
Overall system Description<br />04/06/2010<br />7<br />CDS Controller<br /><ul><li>A system of UGVs providing Situation Aw...
CDS Controller
ARMADILLO UGV
TTC Throwcam UGV
Vehicle Transceiver
Body worn transceiver</li></ul>Body Worn<br />Transceiver<br />Unit<br />TRN<br />Transceiver unit in HMVEE<br />C4ISTAR<b...
04/06/2010<br />8<br />System Description<br />CDS Unit:<br />Controller and Display System <br />Controls Armadillo or TT...
04/06/2010<br />9<br />System Description<br />Armadillo UGV<br /><ul><li>GRP Plastic chassis for ruggedness
5 Day/Night cameras provide driving views and 360 degree Situational Awareness view
COFDM video transmitter optimizes MOUT ranges
Microphone
Digital magnetic compass
Picatinny rail for payload
100 dB Alarm Buzzer
Can be deployed by throwing
Weighs 6 lb (2.7 Kg)
Transported in MOLLE type sling</li></li></ul><li>04/06/2010<br />10<br />System Description<br />TTC Throwcam UGV:<br /><...
Day/Night camera provides driving view
COFDM video transmitter optimizes MOUT ranges
Microphone
IR or visible LEDs
Can be deployed by throwing
Operates in any orientation
Weighs 1.5 lb (700 g)
Transported in MOLLE type pouch</li></li></ul><li>11<br />System Description<br />Vehicle Transceiver:<br /><ul><li>Allows...
Has high gain six way diversity antennas that allow for extended range.</li></li></ul><li>12<br />System Description<br />...
Allows limited control of the UGVs through simplified interface.
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  • @Control and Display System, abbreviated as CDS@ Internal rechargeable battery pack. Receives Video from Armadillo and TTC Throwcam units Processes the video signal, and adds System information through the On Screen Display (OSD) Contains DC – DC converter with current protection. Can be worn inside a transport pouch. Can increase backlighting through command interface Displays video on 5.7 inch LCD screen
  • The ARMADILLO Unit is composed of: Plastic Housing Microcontroller PCBTelemetry RXDigital COFDM AV TransmitterMicrophoneAntennasOn/Off SwitchVideo Splitter2 Night/Day driving camerasLensIR LEDs3 Situational Awareness CamerasAlarm BuzzerPower SupplyRechargeable Battery PackHi Power Li-Ion CellsMagnetic CompassPicatinny Rail for Optional AccessoriesAudio/Video/Power Out Connector Rotational Motors and Encoders4WD High Traction WheelsLateral BumpersInternal Belt Transmission
  • GRP Plastic chassis for ruggednessDay/Night camera provides driving viewCOFDM video transmitter optimizes MOUT rangesMicrophoneIR or visible light LEDsDeployed by throwing into area to be monitoredOperates in any orientation
  • MacroUsa&amp;Europe 2010

    1. 1. Armadillo and Throwcam Throwable M-UGVs<br />An Overview of the MacroEurope/USA <br />Future Soldier solutions<br />04/06/2010<br />1<br />
    2. 2. MacroEurope (SafeTactics) =European Distributor MacroUSA<br />Sales / Customer Support / Dealer Support / Development / Training <br />04/06/2010<br />2<br />AND<br />
    3. 3. Office/showroom<br />Amerfoort, The Netherlands<br />Siliciumweg 61B<br />Training & Test Centre<br />Bussum, The Netherlands<br />Zanderijweg 12 - 14<br />Safe Tactics BV - 2010<br />
    4. 4. Safe Tactics BV<br />Tactical Innovative Technology - Worldwide<br />
    5. 5. Armadillo and Throwcam system<br />04/06/2010<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Armadillo and Throwcam system<br />04/06/2010<br />6<br />Overall system description.<br />Scenarios and Missions.<br />Specifications and performance.<br />Challenges and compliances.<br />Expansion options.<br />
    7. 7. Overall system Description<br />04/06/2010<br />7<br />CDS Controller<br /><ul><li>A system of UGVs providing Situation Awareness (SA) for a soldier. </li></ul>TTC<br />UGV<br />Armadillo<br />UGV<br /><ul><li>Basic System Elements
    8. 8. CDS Controller
    9. 9. ARMADILLO UGV
    10. 10. TTC Throwcam UGV
    11. 11. Vehicle Transceiver
    12. 12. Body worn transceiver</li></ul>Body Worn<br />Transceiver<br />Unit<br />TRN<br />Transceiver unit in HMVEE<br />C4ISTAR<br />Network<br />Telemetry<br />(bidirectional)<br />Video<br />(unidirectional)<br />
    13. 13. 04/06/2010<br />8<br />System Description<br />CDS Unit:<br />Controller and Display System <br />Controls Armadillo or TTC<br />Video Display<br />Sunlight readable<br />Antennas<br />Internal Battery Packs<br />Receiver module<br />Video Processing<br />Device selection<br />Backlight control<br />Can be worn in pouch<br />Weighs approx 2.5 lb (1.1 Kg)<br />Can receive video from other assets<br />Available in multiple frequencies<br />
    14. 14. 04/06/2010<br />9<br />System Description<br />Armadillo UGV<br /><ul><li>GRP Plastic chassis for ruggedness
    15. 15. 5 Day/Night cameras provide driving views and 360 degree Situational Awareness view
    16. 16. COFDM video transmitter optimizes MOUT ranges
    17. 17. Microphone
    18. 18. Digital magnetic compass
    19. 19. Picatinny rail for payload
    20. 20. 100 dB Alarm Buzzer
    21. 21. Can be deployed by throwing
    22. 22. Weighs 6 lb (2.7 Kg)
    23. 23. Transported in MOLLE type sling</li></li></ul><li>04/06/2010<br />10<br />System Description<br />TTC Throwcam UGV:<br /><ul><li>GRP Plastic chassis for ruggedness
    24. 24. Day/Night camera provides driving view
    25. 25. COFDM video transmitter optimizes MOUT ranges
    26. 26. Microphone
    27. 27. IR or visible LEDs
    28. 28. Can be deployed by throwing
    29. 29. Operates in any orientation
    30. 30. Weighs 1.5 lb (700 g)
    31. 31. Transported in MOLLE type pouch</li></li></ul><li>11<br />System Description<br />Vehicle Transceiver:<br /><ul><li>Allows video from the TTC, Armadillo or other sensors in the network to be sent to C4ISTAR
    32. 32. Has high gain six way diversity antennas that allow for extended range.</li></li></ul><li>12<br />System Description<br />Body Worn Transceiver:<br /><ul><li>Allows video from the TTC and Armadillo to be displayed by other soldiers in the area of operations.
    33. 33. Allows limited control of the UGVs through simplified interface.
    34. 34. Is body worn and lightweight.</li></li></ul><li>Scenarios and Missions<br />13<br />Operations in urban terrain – Reconnaissance<br />
    35. 35. Scenarios and Missions<br />14<br />House to house building search<br />
    36. 36. Scenarios and Missions<br />15<br />Intelligence Gathering<br />
    37. 37. Scenarios and Missions<br />16<br />Tunnel and Cave Reconnaissance<br />
    38. 38. Scenarios and Missions<br />17<br />IED Detection and Disposal<br />
    39. 39. Scenarios and Missions<br />18<br />Vehicle Inspection<br />
    40. 40. Scenarios and Missions<br />19<br />Marsupial to Larger UGV<br />
    41. 41. 04/06/2010<br />20<br />Specifications and Performance<br />Armadillo UGV Functions<br />
    42. 42. Armadillo Video Cameras<br />04/06/2010<br />21<br />Specifications and Performance<br />Situational Awareness<br />Camera view<br />Driving Camera view<br />Driving Camera view<br />4X Digital zoom<br />
    43. 43. 04/06/2010<br />22<br />Specifications and Performance<br />
    44. 44. Functional Description TTC Throwcam UGV<br />04/06/2010<br />23<br />Specifications and Performance<br />
    45. 45. Vehicle Transceiver Unit<br />04/06/2010<br />24<br />Specifications and Performance<br /><ul><li>Six way diversity using maximum ratio combining
    46. 46. High gain antennas for extended range
    47. 47. Stream Monitoring via web browser
    48. 48. Ethernet UDP Streaming over IP</li></li></ul><li>Body Worn Transceiver Unit<br />04/06/2010<br />25<br />Specifications and Performance<br /><ul><li>Two way diversity RX using maximum ratio combining
    49. 49. Telemetry link allows limited control of UGVs.
    50. 50. Allows display of video within operating range of UGVs.
    51. 51. Worn in MOLLE type pouch</li></li></ul><li>04/06/2010<br />26<br />Challenges and Compliances<br />Need to minimize weights and sizes<br /><ul><li>Armadillo complete system (UGV + CDS) weighs a total of 3.5 Kg.
    52. 52. Throwcam system weighs under 2 Kg (UGV + CDS)
    53. 53. The entire system is 100% man portable without affecting the capability of the operator to execute normal mission tasks.</li></li></ul><li>04/06/2010<br />27<br />Expansion Options<br />The CDS system allows to integrate the following expansions:<br /><ul><li>MacroUSA Scorpion S-UGV
    54. 54. X-Tender repeater station
    55. 55. UAV downlink system
    56. 56. Helmet-mounted camera
    57. 57. Rapid deployment surveillance cameras
    58. 58. Pole cameras
    59. 59. Gun-Cameras</li></li></ul><li>04/06/2010<br />28<br />Expansion Options: Scorpion S-UGV<br />Scorpion S-UGV:<br />Multipurpose Man-Portable S-UGV<br />Platform weighs under 18 Kg<br />Has 500 metre Fibre Optic Tether<br />Has Turret with 27x optical zoom <br />Has Thermal Imager<br />Can be fitted with manipulator<br />Ideal for Tunnel exploration missions<br />
    60. 60. 04/06/2010<br />29<br />Expansion Options: X-Tender Repeater<br />Features<br />Multi-Camera Systems <br />200mW RF output power<br />Optional Booster PA to 2 Watts RF<br />H.264 Video and audio decoding.<br />Video over IP streaming.<br />AES Encryption<br />Narrow Band 1.25/2.5MHz<br />Wide selection of antennas<br />Allows range extension to several km.<br />
    61. 61. 04/06/2010<br />30<br />Expansion Options: UAV Downlinks<br /><ul><li>Used In association with X-Tender Repeater.
    62. 62. Allows CDS operator to receive video from UAVs
    63. 63. Needs UAV video receiver coupled to the X-Tender Repeater.
    64. 64. Can be used to broadcast any type of video information to CDS operators.</li></li></ul><li>04/06/2010<br />31<br />Expansion Options: Pole Camera<br /><ul><li> COFDM wireless video link
    65. 65. Works with CDS
    66. 66. The unit is composed of a video camera mounted on a fiberglass telescopic pole that can extend up to 6.5 ft or 14.8 ft (optional). 
    67. 67. Camera unit is rated to IP67 and the receiver is rated to IP65 and uses MIL-Spec connectors and cables and are specifically produced to function reliably in harsh environments. </li></li></ul><li>04/06/2010<br />32<br />Expansion Options: Helmet Camera<br /><ul><li>Allows User to broadcast video to CDS operators and to Transceivers.
    68. 68. With remote operation allows commanders to check on status of unresponsive soldiers.
    69. 69. Allows gathering of intelligence during patrols with less impact than handheld camera.</li></li></ul><li>04/06/2010<br />33<br />DEMONSTRATION / VIDEO<br />

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