Black Diamond Advanced Technology Receives Contract to Develop Ground Robotic Operator Control Unit

Engineering design services and material deliveries will be performed from now into calendar year 2016.

CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 10, 2015 - Black Diamond Advanced Technology has been selected by Carnegie Robotics, LLC to develop an Operator Control Unit (OCU) for ground robotic command and control applications.


Leveraging existing technology from its ultra-rugged, combat-proven Modular Tactical System product family, Black Diamond Advanced Technology will design, develop and prototype a chest-mounted / handheld controller according to Carnegie Robotics specifications for next-generation autonomous mine detection and similar unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) applications.

"The OCU will allow Carnegie Robotics end-customers' the ability to safely and accurately manage their UGVs with an intuitive human-machine interface (HMI) device that takes advantage of BDATech's legacy of cutting-edge human factors experience as a leading defense electronics OEM," says Norman Lange, director of product development at Black Diamond Advanced Technology. Engineering design services and material deliveries will be performed from now into calendar year 2016.

About Black Diamond Advanced Technology, LLC
BDATech is the leader in wearable, tactical technology for Situational Awareness, Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) Ground Control Stations, Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS), and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) applications with programs of record in the US Air Force, US Marine Corp, the Air National Guard, Australian Army, and the Danish Army. BDATech solutions include communications & computing integration, peripheral power management, precision targeting software, and tactical and airborne systems. BDATech is a trusted partner for mission success, adding value through interoperability.

For more information on our combat proven product lines, please visit http://www.bdatech.com

Featured Product

Ingenious mini camera with 5 MP and autofocus

Ingenious mini camera with 5 MP and autofocus

Whether in a hand-held scanner, on a robot arm or in a photo booth: the tiny uEye XS makes sure that objects are always perfectly in focus. The tiny camera fits into any application. Discover now what the versatile 5 MP autofocus camera from IDS Imaging Development Systems is capable of! The uEye XS starter set is ideal for testing the camera. In addition to the compact USB2 camera, it includes a cable, a tripod adapter and a tripod. If the distance between the lens and the object is constantly changing, users benefit from industrial cameras with automatic focus. They eliminate the need for manual refocusing and ensure that objects or labels are always perfectly visible. However, there are more decisive factors for a good picture quality, such as natural colour reproduction and harmonious contrast. IDS has therefore equipped the uEye XS with many other practical automatic features familiar from consumer technology. This includes white balance, exposure and gain. As a result, it delivers the best possible result in every situation. If you want to fine-tune even more precisely, you can make the appropriate settings in the SDK (IDS Software Suite). Thanks to its small size and the proven USB2 interface, the uEye XS camera is suitable as a component in embedded vision systems. It is used, for example, in medical or security applications, in transport and logistics or in kiosk systems.