The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) selected PRS to upgrade the capabilities of their Polaris Ranger based large vehicle IED disruption platform. The vehicle needed improvements to it’s remote operational capabilities, upgrades to the onboard long-distance communication system, as well as the addition of a high capacity manipulator arm.
PRS installed a rugged computer system, pre-loaded with the latest ARIS software to provide robust long-range remote control capabilities. The software upgrade allowed the operators to interface with the onboard vision, driveline (throttle, brake, steering), and CBRN sensor systems, while providing 360 degree situational awareness for long-distance operations. PRS partnered with multiple communication vendors to provide a robust long distance communication link that used both public and private frequency spectrums to ensure a constant stable link. An optional satellite back-haul system was also added to relay telemetry to command and control centers around the country.
Finally, a remote manipulator arm was integrated into the system to provide operators the ability to interact with operational areas from a safe distance. The selected high capacity arm was able to lift objects up to 120kg, with an extended reach of over 2 meters. PRS integrated the arm and accompanying control station into the existing vehicle communication systems, allowing it to be operated over much larger distances than was previously possible. Camera systems were also added to provide extra situational awareness for precision maneuvering and manipulation.