LandShark UGV


The Landshark is an fully electric UGV.  It is an IP based system which allows for maximum scalability of external payloads, sensors, and computing power. It uses the JAUS Protocol (OpenJAUS V3.3.0b) for communications. The Landshark has run time of 2-60 hrs depending on use, terrain, and attached payloads.

    – Dimensions: 44.75” x 28.5” x 21.5” (LxWxH)
    – Weight: 513 lb
    – Welded Tubular Steel Frame with Lexan Polycarbonate
       & Expanded Steel Skin
    – Tank Steer drive system
         - 13 inch tires ( 3 per side)
         - 1 motor per side
         - All wheels on a side are connected to drive motor
           with a chain/sprocket system
         - Front axle raised for climbing
         - Wheels are encoded to .05” accuracy
    –  max speed 10 mph
    –  Payload  >200 lbs
    – 36 V electrical system
          - 3 COTS  Lead-Acid 12v 75 AH batteries
    – Off-board 10-amp charger
    – Battery Voltage Display
    – Drive Train
          - Two Electric PERM motors
          - Controllers fused at 250 amps
    –  external power supplies available to user
         5v @100W
         12v @100W
         24v @ 100W
         (200W available upon request)
On Board Computer:
    – Winsystems PPM-LX800-G
         - AMD 500 MHz Geode LX800
         - PC/104-Plus module
    – 1 GB of system DDR SDRAM
    – 8 GB Compact Flash (CF) card for OS and storage
       (Solid state-no-moving parts)
    – Ethernet, Serial, Parallel, USB 2.0
    – Operating System: Fedora 11
Video Server:
    – 4 port H.264 video server.
    – 4 channels video inputs and 4 channels audio inputs.
    – All channels can support CIF resolution real time
       (25FPS for PAL or 30FPS for NTSC).
    – bi-directional voice communication
    – supports variable bitrate and variable frame rate
    – one RS-485 interface for PTZ control
    – web interface for camera viewing and setup


    Amrel Rocky-DK8-I  Fully Rugged Touchscreen Tablet
         - 12.1-inch Display
         - Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
         - Intel® Core 2 Duo™ T5500 1.66 GHz Processor
         - 2GB DDR2 667MHz
         - 250GB (5400 RPM) Removable HDD
         - 2.5” high shock-resistant SATA HDD
         - Gigabit LAN,USB 2.0 x 2,serial
         - Resistive Touchscreen
         - Sunlight readable screen, anti-reflective treatment
    XBox 360 wired controller
    (XBox 360 wireless controller available upon request)

    base system uses WiFi but other ip radio options are



Ibis Tek iWDL 4860 Wireless Data Link
  • Operates from 4.8 to 6.0 GHz covering military, public safety and unlicensed bands
  • Superior Line of Sight (LOS) performance supporting two-way wireless communications (audio, data and video) at distances greater than 4km
  • High performance wireless communications for Non-line of Sight (NLOS) environments


Moog Quickset PT11 GeminEye
  • Visible Spectrum Cameras
  • Thermal Imagers
  • Choice of 360º Pan rotation
  • Mobile or inverted operation
  • No exposed wiring


Hokuyo UTM-30LX-EW
  • Multi-Echo Detection ideal for outdoor applications
  • Performs well in rain, snow, mist, and dust
  • Detects objects with normal reflectivity at 50m & above
  • Objects with 10% reflectivity "seen" at 30m
  • 30 meter range/270° scan window
  • Weight: Approx. 370g (not including the cable weight)  
  • Ethernet Interface
  • Interface USB 2.0



  • Position Accuracy:— About 3 meters (within the coverage of WAAS service)
  • Velocity Accuracy:— About 0.2 meter/second
  • Output Data Stream:
    • 3 angular rate and 3 acceleration (specific force)
    • 3 position (latitude, longitude, and altitude)
    • 3 velocity components (north, east, and down)
    • 3 attitudes (pitch, roll, and heading)

Various Landshark Configurations

Moog Quickset PTZ with led lighting        10 Wheeled Landshark

Landshark with Arm                Landshark pulling Sled

10 Wheeled Landshark Towing generator    Landshark with Armadillo Marsupial