1. The vehicle must be powered by rechargeable batteries.
2. The device must be controlled through a wireless transmitter/receiver radio link. The following requirements pertain specifically to the device controller:
A radio transmitter may have its own batteries rechargeable or non- rechargeable.
The transmitter/receiver radio link may be any commercially available model controller.
During the trial, the device must be completely controlled via the radio link no other contact, interaction or influence is permitted.
One team member must control the device throughout the trial.
All radio controllers will be impounded and shut off during the competition, except during the teamís run.
The operator will be behind a protected barrier in an operator area without a direct visual view of the course. The barrier will be a curtain to separate the operator from the course.
A camera system will be employed to provide the only visual recognition of the course
for the operator.
3. All devices must have a readily accessible and clearly labeled master shut-off switch.
There are five tasks to be accomplished.
1. Navigate around simulated obstacles.
2. Inspect the area and locate the digital pressure gage and report the reading.
3. Go to a simulated control panel and push a button that initiates a simulated cooling pump. See drawing for location. The simulated button will be a 25-mm
red button on a white 100-mm by 100-mm white background. The button will be
vertically oriented so it can be actuated with a horizontal push.
4. Pick up a simulated remote radiation sensor and return the sensor to home. The
simulated sensor is made from 25.4-mm diameter by 50.8-mm high cylindrical
wooden dowel. The 50.8-mm dimension will be parallel to the vertical direction.
5. Drop off a simulated remote radiation sensor at a specified location. See drawing
for location. The simulated sensor is made from 25.4-mm diameter by 50.8-mm
high cylindrical wooden dowel. The 50.8-mm dimension will be parallel to the