The ODG Rover Team has been awarded two prototype space rover contracts from the Canadian Space Agency. The two contracts were awarded as part of CSA's Exploration Core (ExCore) program, which is designed to prepare Canada for space exploration activities beyond the International Space Station. PRS will be responsible for the design and development of all onboard power and control sub-systems for both rover prototypes.
PRS will be in the EION wireless booth at Secure Tech (Ottawa, Canada) demonstrating the use of their wireless communication system on the J5 mobility platform. PRS uses EION wireless radios in many areas where interference from outside sources is high and filtering out foreign signals is critical.
PRS attented the Security & Safety Trade Expo (RISCON) in Tokyo Japan, where they
demonstrated the use of the J5 mobility platform to national police forces, search and rescue agencies, and various government officials.
The conference spanned 3 days from October 15-17.
PRS is excited to announce ARIS 1.3.2. This latest release adds support for two-way audio, RF medium
range control, interfaces to new hardware systems, and brings internationalization to the RCS software for multi-lingual displays.
PRS successfully demonstrated the J5 Robotic platform during the Aircraft Composite Burn-through Fire Test at the Ottawa International Airport. The robot was used during the exercise to remotely transport environmental sensors into the smoke plume, and relay the data back to fire and rescue personnel in real-time. The J5 platform was able to manoeuvre through the hostile environment, while collecting vital sensor measurements from multiple locations around the burning fuselage.
PRS, in conjunction with Ontario Drive and Gear's Space Robotics division, announces the new J5 Robotic Mobility Platform.
The highly-versatile system was developed to be used in harsh, remote environments, and will be marketed to industries such as
law enforcement, fire and rescue, agriculture, and underground mining.
PRS is excited to announce ARIS 1.3.1. This software release focuses on new hardware integration and performance improvements. Several new platforms, GPS devices, HMI input hardware, and BMS systems have been added to the supported hardware list. This release also brings enhanced hardware status monitoring, new safety features, and a new low-level control algorithm for smoother operation.
PRS is proud to announce a partnership with Ontario Drive and Gear's Space Robotics division on the development of their J5 robotic platform. PRS will be providing system integration and design to the project, as well as providing their ARIS software suite for remote operations. The new robotic system will provide end-users with a highly versatile and cost-effective robotic platform, that can be configured to perform a multitude of tasks.
PRS is proud to announce ARIS 1.3.0. The latest release of our powerful robotics control suite brings new capabilities and focuses on integration with external systems. ROS and Player integration is now supported, as well as a preliminary web-based telemetry display. In addition, onboard data is now stored in an SQL database for exporting and future analysis. ARIS 1.3.0 also brings support for new hardware devices, new video decoders and protocols, as well as performance improvements and bug fixes to the lower level control systems.
NASA is planning for a mission to mine water on the moon. The proposed Resource Prospector Mission (RPM) is notionally targeted for launch in 2018, and would be NASA’s first
attempt to demonstrate in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) beyond Earth. Read more about the proposed RPM mission at Spacenews.com:
NASA Planning for Mission to Mine Water on the Moon.
PRS provided control, telemetry management, and operator interface software for the Artemis Jr. rover as a member of the Neptec Rover Team.
For more information on Artemis Jr. and PRS' involvement, visit our projects page.