SSC Pacific
Counter Tunnel project 
 

OVERVIEW OBJECTIVES ROBOTS AUTONOMY OCU TESTING

Counter Tunnel Robot

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFLR) have developed the Counter Tunnel System as a complementary development effort of NORTHCOM's Rapid Reaction Tunnel Detection (R2TD) JCTD. The R2TD system addresses the "objective" tunnel-exploration requirements, but has only 2D perception and limited mapping techniques in non-planar, complex environments. Based off of the R2TD principles, the Counter Tunnel System goal is to provide the Warfighter and law enforcement:

  • a safe and effective solution for 3D localization, mapping, and characterization of a tunnel-like environment
  • a capability to identify items of interest within the environment
  • a capability to locate the point(s) of entry.

For more information, please see:

  •  Larson, J., Okorn, B., Pastore, T., Hooper, D., and J. Edwards, "Counter Tunnel Exploration, Mapping, and Localization with an Unmanned Ground Vehicle", SPIE Proc. 9084: Unmanned Systems Technology XVI, Baltimore, MD, May 6-8, 2014. 

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Updated: 6/5/2014 7:24 PM EST   Published (4.0)