UNMANNED Uses for CHAMELEON®
– CHEMICAL DETECTION KIT FOR unmanned systems
CHEMICAL DETECTION KIT
Unmanned Vehicles have become an indispensible tool for many military, law enforcement and first responder applications. Unmanned vehicles can operate in environments which are incompatible or unsafe for humans. As unmanned vehicles have become more common, military and first response applications have expanded. For example, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) or bomb squads use unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) or robots to render safe explosive threats. As another example, military and law enforcement personnel use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones to locate armed suspects and civilians.
– HOW WE DO IT –
Using Chameleon chemical detector with an unmanned vehicle
The Chameleon is lightweight and easy to use. It can easily be attached to an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), using the Chameleon armband, or the hook and loop on the bottom of the Chameleon holder. Once the Chameleon is attached, the user simply maneuvers the unmanned vehicle to the area of concern, and then returns the unmanned vehicle so the user can look for a color change. Alternatively, the user can position the Chameleon so that the unmanned vehicle’s camera can allow the user to view a color change remotely.
The Chameleon enables simple, low-cost chemical detection capability for unmanned vehicles. And because the Chameleon weighs less than 2 ounces (less than 56 grams), it can work with small unmanned ground and aerial vehicles that have limited payload weight capacity.
MORE ABOUT CHAMELEON
Originally developed under contract with the US Marine Corps, the Chameleon is made for the real-world. The Chameleon is worn as an armband, so it won’t get in your way as you do your job. It is designed for use in arctic, tropical and desert conditions. It can even be immersed in water. Thanks to the Chameleon’s simple color-change chemical detection system, it’s easy to know if chemical danger is present. One color indicates the absence of toxic gas. When two colors appear in the window, users know it’s time to take action. No chemical detector is easier to use. The brief video clip shows a Chameleon chemical detection cassette changing color in real-time upon exposure to a toxic gas.