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Vehicle Name NaviGATOR
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Location Gainesville, FL
Team Description* Our team includes eight graduate students and 1 alumnus affiliated with CIMAR (, plus the President and 6 engineers from Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI, Our Project Manager is the Staff Engineer for CIMAR and our Team Leader/Faculty Advisor is the Director of CIMAR.

Our approach is to build upon the autonomous vehicle applied research conducted at CIMAR and ASI to field a competitive and innovative Challenge Vehicle. This system will combine LADAR, radar, stereovision, GPS and inertial navigation capabilities with JAUS components that address world modeling, path planning, path tracking, position estimation, terrain estimation, object detection and obstacle avoidance.

Team CIMAR was one of the top 15 teams that made it all the way to the first Grand Challenge main event on March 13th 2004. The stunning success of that event has encouraged us to double our efforts to develop a robotic system capable of completing the course in October 2005.

Team CIMAR is actively seeking sponsors that desire to make their contribution and to share in the excitement and rewards of this historic event.

Sponsors* Smiths Aerospace Autonomous Solutions, University of Florida Eigenpoint, NavCom Technologies, APC, Hy-Impact Signs Gainesville Raceway, Digi Key

*This information is supplied by the team.  DARPA does not verify team descriptions or sponsor lists.

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