Unmanned AutonomousVehicle AbstractIn Pakistan’s war against terrorismcountless lives of armed personnel have been lost.
So the continuing need towage war against terrorists forces us to prevent losses of armed forces. Andfor that very reason an autonomous vehicle may be used. This vehicle can beused for many functions and purposes like scouting, targeted operations andetc. This vehicle will come with GPS navigational capability to be able toprecisely pinpoint current and destination location. This vehicle will beequipped with a camera to provide live video feed for scouting purposes.
Itwill be equipped with two fail safes. The first being the ability to detectcollisions and being able to avoid them. The second being that in case ofmalfunction the vehicle can be operated manually remotely. This autonomous vehiclewill ensure decline in losses of armed forces in the war against terrorism. 1. IntroductionI. BackgroundAn unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is land based applicationwhich requires ground contact for proper functioning and it is correlative toremotely used underwater operated vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles(UAV).
An autonomous vehicle is a ground based application, whichhas ability to acquire surrounding information precisely and has ability towork for longer durations without any human intervention. It can detect thethings which are available in its path and then carries out specific desiredtasks. UGVs are especially designed for battlefields in order toavoid enemies’ armaments, and they can perform military tasks wisely.
They areindependent to the surrounding atmosphere and they are fearless to perform anytask during military operations. There are number of sensors available forobservations of environmental obstructions, to transfer data to human operatorand to reflect its orientation wirelessly to the operator. They can reduce civilian,military and police causalities without involving them in battlefields. Thecharts below list the demand of UGVs for military operations by countriesII. The ProblemThe people of Pakistan lose their lives daily in Pakistan’swar against terrorism. Annually we lose about 1,600 civilians and 500 armedpersonnel in such wars. The need arises to minimize these losses.Armed personnel losses occur in multiple ways.
First is thelapse in military decisions. Because incorrect judgement of leaders incorrectdecisions may be made which will result in the loss of lives. Some lives arealso lost by lack of military intelligence.
Armed personnel losses also occur because of terroristretaliation. So the need arises to improve military intelligence, the needarises to avoid detection and penetrate the terrorist’s defenses.The line graph below lists the casualties in terroristviolence over the period 2003 – 2015. The number of lives lost on the y – axisand the year on the x – axis.