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Advanced Law Enforcement Response Technology Systems

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $100,000)

This project is designed to create low cost bomb disposal robots in the law enforcement and first responder communities that are able to perform a wide variety of missions. This project provides a small robot platform with an advanced Operator Control Unit containing a multiple frequency digital radio solution for communications, provide two-way communications and have a day/night pan and tilt camera system. This project will provide a small robot platform with an advanced Operator Control Unit. In addition, the robot platform will include a multi-frequency, digital radio solution capable of two-way communications, and a day/night pan and tilt camera system.
The ability to offer a small robotic platform with these capabilities to a broad customer base will enhance and improve response to dangerous circumstances across the board with respect to first responders. West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation will conduct rigorous test and evaluation of X3 and X4 product models to identify quality issues and provide feedback to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The WVHTC Foundation Lead Product Engineer will define a suitable field testing program to examine system toughness and reliable under field operating conditions. WVHTC Foundation will repair or upgrade designated units to meet current product specifications to continue testing. Test results will be documented using appropriate quality control and documentation standards.
NIJ is providing additional funding to perform a test and evaluation of the original twelve (12) units delivered under cooperative agreement number 2006-MU-MU-K006. NIJ is requesting the addition of the WEUF/NEXUS/CORVID integration for two (2) of the original units. The WVHTC Foundation will perform an extended field test and evaluation of these twelve (12) units along with technical support, training, shipping/tracking and a final report. ca/ncf


Date Created: September 29, 2008