2020- Robinson Technical develops a highly capable off-road vehicle with
military buyers in mind. Bill Robinson passes idea to life long friend
Senator Paul Wilson.
The HMMWV 2 started life as a project vehicle designed to be the ultimate off road vehicle. It was built up using the best of the parts available at the time. From “Monster Trucks” shocks with two and a half feet of travel where used to keep the wheels on the ground at all times. From desert racing trucks, pivoting axels that move with the suspension. High output fuel cells for long range. Independent motors for each wheel with selectable crossovers incase you lose a motor. All this combined with an M.D.C. frame come together to make a vehicle that can handle just about anything that you can put it through.
The HMMWV 2 is very different from the HMMWV. The Tubular frame, armor and mobility are almost twice that of the original HMMWV. Where the original HMMWV was based on a very angular design the new HMMWV is based around a curved design. The main body is almost a three-dimensional oval made of many angles to create a crystalline like structure on close inspection. The two doors are large and open by sliding and collapsing towards the back. This windshield is almost 3 feet tall as it stands at a very steep angle to the body with a very low dash to provide more visibility. The passenger compartment holds 4 plus their weapons and other equipment. The utility bed is used for mounting weapons, storage or extra transport.
Ground Track: Land Navigation System
This system uses detailed topographical maps on the planet with an advanced gyrocompass and computer distance logging. Combining these components allows the on board computer to map the location of the vehicle and display it in a full three dimensional map. If radar equipped the system is capable of self-updating the on board map, provided the system is in calibration this offers 89% accuracy. Radar equipped vehicles are also capable of self-recalibration with minimal user input.
By taking directional reading to known landmarks the system is able to track movement on the map by measuring direction and speed of the installed vehicle. With this information the computer compares the data against the installed topographic map to give the position of the vehicle +/-60 feet.
With this system it is possible to navigate in hostile environments with active GPS ECM.
Combined Arms Computer System
This small on board computer system links all the vehicles system into one user friendly, multi function display. By linking all the vehicles system into one area it enables the driver or passenger to control or monitor all systems with out the inconvenience of multiple screens to monitor.
Linking radio, radar, weapons, engine, fuel and navigation the systems touch screen lets the user customize the information presented at any one time, while still providing all needed information.
The unit conforms to an area of 10”x8”x2” with a screen area of 8”x6”. The system is hard wired to the vehicles internals but can be disconnected for use in navigation and data sharing. While disconnected the system has 4 hours of battery life. All information is stored in static memory and not effected by loss of power or time.
Multi Side Weapons Mount
All 4 seats have the option of using the fold out squad based weapons
mounts that can hold, pivot and power any of the standard North American
military weapons but are mostly used for heavy weapons.
In principle, a fuel cell operates like a battery. Unlike a battery, a fuel cell does not run down or require recharging. It will produce energy in the form of electricity and heat as long as fuel is supplied.
A fuel cell consists of two electrodes sandwiched around an electrolyte. Oxygen passes over one electrode and hydrogen over the other, generating electricity, water and heat.
Hydrogen fuel is fed into the "anode" of the fuel cell. Oxygen (or air) enters the fuel cell through the cathode. Encouraged by a catalyst, the hydrogen atom splits into a proton and an electron, which take different paths to the cathode. The proton passes through the electrolyte. The electrons create a separate current that can be utilized before they return to the cathode, to be reunited with the hydrogen and oxygen in a molecule of water.
A fuel cell system which includes a "fuel reformer" can utilize the hydrogen from any hydrocarbon fuel - from natural gas to methanol, and even gasoline. Since the fuel cell relies on chemistry and not combustion, emissions from this type of a system would still be much smaller than emissions from the cleanest fuel combustion processes.
Bed Weapons Mount
The largest weapons system carried by the vehicle would be the rear multi-mount. This mount allows for various squad and larger weapons to be mounted. With the passengers able to mount energy weapons it was popular to mount rail guns or missile systems. The Power Armor Killer missile systems where very popular.
Primary function: Light scout.