Micro Tactical Ground Robot (MTGR)
Rucksack-Portable Unmanned Ground Vehicle
The MTGR is an advanced lightweight robotic system (15 lbs. platform, 25 lbs. with manipulator arm, Ruggedized Operator Control Unit-7 (ROCU-7), and ancillary equipment), which is highly maneuverable on all terrains, capable of overcoming obstacles and climbing stairs (without an add-on mobility kit). The MTGR is made of composite materials (optimal strength/weight ratio), operates with state of the art motors, which are extremely effective in supplying substantial torque and high speeds at the same time while being powered by standard U.S. military BB-2557 batteries. With its five onboard day/night cameras, internal microphone and visible/near IR laser pointers, the MTGR is capable of providing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) 360 degrees from its position, enabling the MTGR to be used in a variety of technical surveillance applications. A critical element to the MTGR is the NSA Suite-B encrypted Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) radio. This enables the robot to transfer real-time video, voice, and data to other tactical personnel in the area of operation and to higher headquarters. The system functions on a Windows 7 based operating system and therefore can be fully controlled and viewed from any Windows 7 based computer. The ROCU-7 provides the C2 input of the robot as well as providing the means of streaming real time video back to the operator and higher command levels. The MTGR is currently being rapidly deployed to Special Operations Forces, Multi Purpose Forces, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice communities. The MTGR will continue global operational test and evaluations in FY13 through FY14.
- Five onboard day/night cameras provide 360-degree coverage
- Visible and NIR Laser Pointer
- Platform: 15 lbs./total system 25 lbs.
- Uses standard Military BB-2557 batteries
- Internal microphone
- NSA Suite-B encrypted Mobile Ad Hoc Network data link
- Picatinny Rail Interface
- Tactical Manipulator Payload Package
- Technical Surveillance
- CRBNE Scouting
- Subterranean Operations
- Urban Search & Rescue