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dc.contributor.authorGombar, Brett Anthonyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:38:11Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:38:11Z
dc.date.issued2006-05-09en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05222006-122128en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33113
dc.description.abstractUnmanned vehicle systems are becoming more important in the future of the military and in commercial applications. These systems are used to prevent humans from entering dangerous situations or to automate dull tasks. In order to facilitate rapid development of these systems, testing procedures and infrastructure need to be created. Once developed, the performance characteristics of unmanned vehicle systems can be determined and compared to similar systems. This information will be beneficial to system developers and potential customers. In order to provide the infrastructure and test procedures to the unmanned systems community, the Joint Robotics Program created the National Unmanned Systems Experimentation Environment (NUSE2). NUSE2 consists of a variety of military organizations and academic resources, including the Joint Unmanned Systems Test Experimentation and Research (JOUSTER) site at Virginia Tech. JOUSTER was tasked specifically with creating a mobile instrumentation platform capable of providing wireless communications, data collection, and video coverage of a testing site. This thesis presents the system designed and created to meet this need. For the first time, a mobile instrumentation platform has been created to specifically support unmanned systems research. Additionally, the performance characteristics of this system have been fully evaluated and will serve as a benchmark for future improvements to the system.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartDesign_and_Evaluation_of_a_Mobile_Instrumentation_Platform_for_Unmanned_Vehicle_Testing.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectmobile site instrumentationen_US
dc.subjectunmanned vehiclesen_US
dc.subject802.11 b/gen_US
dc.subjectwireless site surveyen_US
dc.titleDesign and Evaluation of a Mobile Instrumentation Platform for Unmanned Vehicle Testingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairReinholtz, Charles F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWicks, Alfred L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHong, Dennis W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05222006-122128/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-05-22en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-07-28
dc.date.adate2006-07-28en_US


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