The Autonomous Platform Demonstrator (APD) will develop, integrate and test next-generation unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technologies.
These technologies include hybrid-electric drive systems, advanced vehicle suspension systems, and lightweight chassis technologies on a single platform. APD’s development is based upon Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Modernization program requirements and specifications, including weight, mobility, performance and size. It will ultimately serve as a large-scale UGV integration platform for demonstrating technologies developed under the Robotic Vehicle Control Architecture (RVCA) project. APD systems were developed and tested using NREC's UGV Systems Integration Lab.
Unclassified: Distribution A. Approved for Public Release.
TACOM Case # 19281 Date: 20 OCT 2008