Standard Test Method for Evaluating Response Robot Radio Communications Line-of-Sight Range


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Publication date
01 January 2021

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<div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.1</span> This test method is intended for remotely operated ground robots using radio communications to transmit real-time data between a robot and its remote operator interface. This test method measures the maximum line-of-sight radio communications distance at which a robot can maintain omnidirectional steering, speed control, precise stopping, visual acuity, and other functionality. This test method is one of several related radio communication tests that can be used to evaluate overall system capabilities.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.2</span> A remote operator is in control of all functionality, so an onboard camera and remote operator display are typically required. Assistive features or autonomous behaviors may improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the overall system.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.3</span> Different user communities can set their own thresholds of acceptable performance within this test method to address various mission requirements.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.4</span> <span class="Head3Title cdone">Performing Location—</span>This test method may be performed anywhere the specified apparatuses and environmental conditions can be implemented.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.5</span> The International System of Units (a.k.a. SI Units) and U.S. Customary Units (a.k.a. Imperial Units) are used throughout this document. They are not mathematical conversions. Rather, they are approximate equivalents in each system of units to enable the use of readily available materials in different countries. The differences between the stated dimensions in each system of units are insignificant for the purposes of comparing test method results, so each system of units is separately considered standard within this test method.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="caveat cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.6</span> This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="WTOcaveat cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.7</span> This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.