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Military Vehicles Battle For Autonomy At Lower Cost

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Autonomous Mine-Clearing Vehicle

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The race to add digital capabilities to military vehicles is challenging engineers as they strive to create sophisticated systems that can be altered and upgraded without issues. Networking and architectural strategies rely on standards that help keep costs under control while giving warfighters more automated features and functions.

Many mainstream ground vehicles haven’t seen the focus given drones and aircraft, but terrestrial vehicles are catching up. More sensors, networks and advanced microcontrollers are being deployed to help warfighters better understand situations and respond quickly. Automated systems handle some tasks so humans can focus on their roles, paving the way to autonomous mobility………………

“Trucks are very cost sensitive, so they’re not likely to use boards and backplanes,” said David Jedynak, CTO at Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “If a single-board computer is $8, you still need $2-$10 for a backplane. It’s more cost effective to buy a black box; we make standalone computers with I/O that cost $8. On larger vehicles, boards and backplanes give you a lot of opportunities to repair and replace boards." For trucks, which usually have only one computer, users will want a box approach, Jedynak said………………..

Military developers are also leveraging the advances in automotive sensors, which are following the trend to more functionality for lower prices. Most of the sensing technologies used in safety systems and autonomous cars provide data that’s useful for military users…………………..

Advances in microcontrollers impact several facets of military development programs. The rapid increase in computing cores lets engineers dedicate cores to specific tasks. That makes it easier to run virtual machines, so different operating systems can be used. Multicore chips also keep power consumption to manageable level.
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