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Autonomous Platform Demonstrator (APD)
This project is no longer active.
Contact: Thomas Gordon
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
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This page last updated - June 2010.
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 Future Combat Systems (FCS) 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.