ZEUS, The Ultimate Modular Unmanned Ground Vehicle
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ZEUS, The Ultimate Modular Unmanned Ground Vehicle 

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Introducing…

ZEUS

The Ultimate Modular Unmanned Ground Vehicle

CONTENTS

UGV MODULARITY

The three benefits of modularity.

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TRANSPORTATION AND DEPLOYMENT

You need to deploy quickly and in small vehicles. You don’t want special dedicated vehicles, and from your Incident Control Point (ICP) you want your UGV moving as quickly as possible to the threat area.

ZEUS UGV deploy land rover

TERRAIN CAPABILITY

No area must be inaccessible to your UGV. Zeus is able to tackle a wide range of terrains, both indoors (such as commercial, domestic and public buildings) and outdoors. Transport links such as buses, trains and aeroplanes present no problems.

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REACH & DEXTERITY CAPABILITY

To search and render safe IEDs, you need to be able to reach up high, stretch out in front, behind and to the side. Devices could be in any orientation and you need to be able to aim disruptors easy at them, regardless of their location. They could even be below you, hidden in culverts or under bridges.

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SURVEILLANCE CAPABILITY

You need to have good situational awareness whilst driving, being able to see the surrounding environment, planning your route through the terrain, avoiding areas that could present a hazard to your mission and overcoming whatever is in Zeus’ path.

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COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY

The ability to control UGVs in different terrains including urban is crucial to the success of any mission. Zeus has a number of tools to ensure success. Typically, you will want to work at 100-500m.

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POWER CAPABILITY

Mission duration is a critical factor and Zeus’ 2-4 hour mission duration delivers. You need to be confident that the battery will survive the mission and give you sufficient feedback to replace or recharge batteries before it is too late. A UGV stuck in an uncleared area gives 2 problems. Loss of remote capability and also having to send an operator to retrieve it.

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EXTENDING CAPABILITY

A UGV should not just be a surveillance platform, but be able to deliver a wide range of other capabilities such as render safe tools or CBRNe techniques. Zeus has the strength and ability to carry a considerable range of additional payload tools.

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CLIMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL CAPABILITY

It is unknown where a suspect device could be, so you need to be ready for all scenarios. It may be necessary to work in dark, light, wet, dry, hot, cold and dusty conditions.

ZEUS UGV wheels & disruptor

MECHANICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CAPABILITY

Rough handling, vibration, being dropped and tipping over are all potential hazards to your UGV and you need to ensure that none of these ‘mechanical environments’ will damage it or stop your mission from being successful.

ZEUS UGV mechanical environmental capability

ELECTROMAGNETIC CAPABILITY

You cannot risk interference either way between electrical equipment and your UGV. You need your UGV to have high levels of immunity from other electrical noise, and to have low levels of electrical emissions.

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TRAINING

The very best equipment, as designed and produced by NIC, will always achieve the desired result as all applications are vigorously tested. To ensure that all equipment is used correctly and works consistently, NIC provides comprehensive training to ensure success when using your equipment on live tasks.

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FULL LIFE SUPPORT

Not only do you need a system that is robust and reliable with a high level of availability during use, but you need a system that can be supported when things do go wrong. And you need to know that the support will last for the lifetime of your UGV.

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ENGINEERING INNOVATION

Great ideas will always remain great ideas unless someone can articulate them into reality. And so it is with the EOD/CBRNe community as well as any other. Your ideas, thoughts, plans and processes need translating into the tools to do the job, and this is where NIC Instruments’ true strength lies.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

General information and background about ZEUS, and NIC Instruments LTD.

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VIDEO SHOWCASE

A selection of videos showcasing the capability of ZEUS.

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VIRTUAL MODEL

NIC Instruments has created an interactive 3D-enabled viewing via desktop, laptop or mobile device, to enable you to get a feel for the ZEUS UGV.

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