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                        Salient Features of the Tele-operation System

Design                  Indigenous, rugged, modular and scalable design

Communication system    5 km/20 km encrypted and anti-jamming digital wireless communication links with automatic
                        antenna tracking

Vision system           Multiple (and switchable) CCD, thermal and stereo cameras for 3600 vision

Obstacle Detection and Multi-sensor suite of nodding 2D LIDAR, 3D LIDAR and MMW radar for detection of positive,
Avoidance System (ODAS) negative and over hanging obstacles

Integrated power        BHMS, dynamically operated power distribution, teleoperated Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
management system       and ultra capacitor

Operator console unit	  Ergonomically integrated three screen display, associated switch/keyboards/driving controls

Augmented Reality (AR) Enhancement of the telepresence using AR

Software framework      JAUS over Linux

                                             Tele-operation system of MUNTRA

Surveillance Payload

    This payload is integrated on the        MUNTRA-S during trials at MFFR during 2012
MUNTRA-S UGV and is meant to carry
out unmanned surveillance operations.
Ground and sea targets upto 18 km can
be detected and tracked. MUNTRA-S is
configured for unmanned surveillance
missions using a suite of surveillance
sensors, consisting of a Battlefield
Surveillance Radar-Short Range (BFSR-
SR) radar and an integrated electro-
optics (with CCD/TI/LRF) mounted on a
retractable carbon composite lightweight
mast. Using this payload, a single operator
can carry out the surveillance upto a
range of 18 km under all weather, day/
night conditions. The full range of the
collected surveillance data is transmitted
to the base vehicle, where it is displayed
for the information of the operator. The
innovative feature in the design is the
automatic slaving of the electro-optics
to the radar for the visual confirmation
of the target detected by the radar. The
surveillance payload was successfully
validated during the field trials conducted
at MFFR during the summer of 2012.

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