Designing an Unmanned Autonomous Navigation System
This case study showcases Mistral’s expertise in designing and Unmanned Autonomous Navigation System (Autonomous Navigation Vehicle Design).
An Autonomous Navigation System can run independent of a human operator. It depends on a set of sensors to observe and cognize the environment around it. An Autonomous Navigation System is operated using a drive-by-wire technology. The Autonomous Navigation System can be used for surveillance and real-time situational awareness in areas where it might be inconvenient, hostile or impossible to have a human presence. The Autonomous Navigation System commands are generated by the vision & navigation algorithms in lieu of a human operator.
The customer is a leading Defense lab involved in the research of Information & Communication Technology and Development of Intelligent Systems such as an Autonomous Navigation System.
The customer was designing an Unmanned Ground Vehicle and approached Mistral to develop the Autonomous Navigation Vehicle Design to be used for various security & surveillance operations. The requirements for the Autonomous Navigation System were
- Rugged all-terrain vehicle enabled with autonomous driving for perimeter surveillance
- The Autonomous Navigation System would be ideal for 24×7 patrolling of vital installations with seamless Video Surveillance capability
- The system had to act as the first response vehicle in a hostile environment
- Act as a Lead convoy vehicle
Mistral was entrusted with the complete Autonomous Navigation Vehicle Design and development, including integration of various sensors, software, mechanical outfits and components ensuring high protection from shock and vibration, and providing ruggedization for all weather, all-terrain operation.
Mistral partnered with one of leading electric vehicle manufacturers to custom design and develop the UGV/ANV to suit customer requirement. Mistral developed a state-of-the-art Autonomous Navigation Vehicle based on the customized vehicle platform and integrated electric motor controller, brake, parking, steering actuators and sensors to enable drive-by-wire. The selected all-terrain Autonomous Navigation Vehicle Design was fitted with multiple sensors like LIDAR, RADAR, Ultrasonic, and Ambient light to observe and cognize the environment around it.
Read the full case study to know more about the Tracking, Surveillance and Communication systems that are integral part of the Autonomous Navigation System.