Polaris EV Platform

The AUXOS software has been ported to a second platform.  A Kairos Pronto4 autonomy system was used to automate a Polaris Ranger electric ATV.  The ATV is capable of covering rougher terrain than the Segway platform and is also able to tow larger payloads (up to 6 EM61 coils) to cover more area with fewer passes. The electric Ranger EV was chosen due to its smaller geophysical signature than traditional combustion engine ATVs. A waterproof, shock-mounted server rack made by SKB is mounted in the bed of the vehicle.  The rack houses the computer, communications, and positioning equipment and also has space for geophysical sensor electronics.


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