Sensors in Unmanned Robotic Vehicle

  • B. Rohini Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, Chennai
  • J. Sreekantha Reddy Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, Chennai
Keywords: Sensors, unmanned robotic vehicles, robots, actuating mechanisms, unmanned trackedvehicles


Unmanned tracked vehicles are developed for deployment in dangerous zones that are notsafe for human existence. These vehicles are to be fitted with various sensors for safe manoeuvre.Wide range of sensors for vehicle control, vision, and navigation are employed. The main purposeof the sensors is to infer the intended parameter precisely for further utilisation. Software isinseparable part of the sensors and plays major role in scaling, noise reduction, and fusion.Sensor fusion is normally adapted to enhance the decision-making. Vehicle location  andorientation can be sensed through global positioning system, accelerometer, gyroscope, andcompass. The unmanned vehicle can be navigated with the help of CCD camera, radar, lidar,ultrasonic sensor, piezoelectric sensor, microphone, etc.  Proximity sensors like capacitive andRF proximity detectors can detect obstacles in close vicinity.  This paper presents an overviewof sensors normally deployed in unmanned tracked vehicles.
How to Cite
Rohini, B., & Reddy, J. S. (2008). Sensors in Unmanned Robotic Vehicle. Defence Science Journal, 58(3), 409-413.
Electronics & Communication Systems