Kodiak Robotic Vehicle

Built by the Canadian Department of National Defence, Vehicle Concepts Group, "Kodiak" is an 8 wheel drive, electric, remotely controlled experimental vehicle. Two 120VDC, 100Amp liquid cooled electric motors are controlled by three CAN nodes.
The first node is a PC104 format 486 communicating through a spread spectrum Rf modem to the control station mounted inside the Hummer. A solid state hard drive provides the control program and converts the RF protocol to a PC104 CAN card connected to the other two nodes.
The second node is a 68HC11 running the Cheetah Monitor software providing analog and digital I/O to the high current electric motor control systems. A third CAN node consists of a CAN SLIO IC controlling a coolant fan and pump as well as a system safety relay.

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