TRACKED GROUND VEHICLE PLATFORM

Description

The Securotrack™ is an electrically powered high-speed propulsion unit intended mainly for remotely controlled vehicles and robots.

 

The three most distinctive features are its maximum speed of 10Kph (6Mph) afforded by the flexible Kevlar reinforced construction of the rubber tracks, its ramped front enabling easy stair climbing and descent and its self-containment that includes batteries and proportional speed controllers with integral regenerative braking.

 

The Securotrack™ features a fixed radius configuration that ensures the tracks cannot come off nor can the drive lugs jump whatever the operating conditions. In addition, the contact section of the tracks feature intermediate rollers pivoted in pairs to spread the load and are height adjustable to optimise the Turnability Index on all surface shapes.

 

Its width of 685mm makes it narrow enough to fit through doorways and its length of 990mm allows it to carry out a zero-turning circle U-Turn in passageways of 1219mm (~4’) width or greater.

 

It can be provided in a variety of body/chassis materials, including T6 Aluminium, if weight is and issue, Steel if strength and fire resistance are priorities, or Fibreglass with steel frame.

 

The Securotrack™ is sealed to allow it to run through shallow water and if fitted with a sealed top, would have a design IP rating of 66. This would allow it to be hosed down with a pressure washer if used on a ship’s deck without the electrical system suffering from water damage.

 

Suggested Applications

The Securotrack™ can be used as a platform for:

  • Security Robotics
  • Remote Firefighting (see Firemote®)
  • Telepresence Applications
  • EOD (Bomb Disposal) - The Securotrack™ can move slowly and accurately
  • CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear) monitoring, wash-down, etc.
  • Defence - perimeter patrol
  • Tracked Wheelchair - For adventure wheelchairing
  • Inhospitable location remote vehicle usage - Antarctic, Arctic, Desert,
  • Danger area usage - mines, demolition sites, disaster areas, poisonous gas leakage areas, active volcanic areas
  • Film Industry - Remote camera mount or prop moving
  • Factory Workpiece movement
  • Emergency Service Support
  • Agricultural
     

Recent Application

Two Securotrack™’s were supplied as platforms to Thales for use in the MOD Grand Challenge (see right).  Thales and Reading University built and mounted a semi-autonomous system that used a combination of  instructions via a wireless network, GPS and LIDAR guidance to enable the vehicles to navigate Copehill Down Training Village looking for threats using thermal imaging cameras.  Overhead surveillance was done with remotely operated helicopters that also provided the relay for the wireless links.  The Thales team won the Best Use of Talent Award.


FOR FULL SPECIFICATION AND MORE INFORMATION SEE: SECUROTRACK DATA SHEET (pdf) 

Securotrack

Ground Vehicles before deployment 2