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In January of 2013, PRS successfully designed and delivered a new brand of robotic safety vehicles to Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City. The Remote Package Handling System (RPHS) is being used by safety/security personnel to remove suspicious packages from the terminal buildings. PRS partnered with X41 Corporation, Dymech Engineering and Ontario Drive and Gear to retrofit an Argo platform into a highly versatile unmanned ground vehicle, capable of operating in the rigorous environmental conditions imposed by the area. PRS' ARIS software suite was used to provide all of the vehicle controls, payload manipulation, sensor feedback and logging capabilities.
Under the Exploration Surface Mobility (ESM) program, Neptec Design Group (NDG) was awarded a contract by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the design and build of two rovers, named Artemis, in November 2010. The $11.5 Million contract was to provide CSA with surface mobility platforms for developing the expertise and technology necessary for deployment on the moon. A smaller version of the rovers (Artemis Jr.) was also designed and developed for the Canadian Space Agency to meet the requirements of NASA's Regolith & Environment Science and Oxygen & Lunar Volatile Extraction (RESOLVE) project. The RESOLVE project aimed to demonstrate the utility of "in situ resource utilization" on the moon. For both projects, PRS was selected by NDG to supply command and control software on-board the rover, as well as remote control station (RCS) software. As part of the Artemis team, PRS worked closely with Neptec and the other team members to develop the software and systems necessary to meet CSA's and NASA's exploration requirements.
PRS was selected by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to upgrade the hardware and software systems on their existing unmanned ground vehicle. The Remote Tactical Support System is a Polaris Ranger MVRS designed for remote control operation in support of large vehicle IED disruption. PRS upgraded many of the existing hardware systems, including the on-board computer, relay controls and power distribution components, in favour of more rugged, industrial-grade items. In addition, PRS' ARIS software suite was installed to control the unmanned platform and its many payloads.
In June of 2010, PRS was contracted by Automotive Robotic Industries to build three autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) for perimeter security applications. As the prime contractor for the project, PRS designed and built the system from the ground up, resulting in a fully autonomous series hybrid platform, capable of operating in harsh environments for extended periods. Named the AMSTAF UGV, it was built to perform autonomous patrols in large perimeter security applications. With an on-board GPS and laser measurement system, each vehicle is able to autonomously and safely navigate through known terrain while performing a variety of tasks. In November of 2010, PRS and ARI unveiled the AMSTAF system at the 1st Israel HLS International Conference.