ASTM E2592 - 07

    Standard Practice for Evaluating Cache Packaged Weight and Volume of Robots for Urban Search and Rescue

    Active Standard ASTM E2592 | Developed by Subcommittee: E54.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the requirement that urban search and rescue robots and all necessary associated components or equipment (for example, operator control station, power sources, spare parts, sensors, manipulators, tools, and so forth) shall complement the response organizations cache packaging and transportation systems.

    1.2 Shipment by ground, air, or marine should be considered.

    1.3 Volume, weight, shipping classification, and deployability of the robots and associated components are considered in this practice.

    1.3.1 The deployability is considered through the determination of:

    The length of time required to prepare the robot system for deployment, and

    The types of tools required for servicing the robot system in the field.

    1.3.2 Associated components or equipment include not only all the onboard sensors, tethers, and operator control station, but also any spare parts and specialized tools needed for assembly, disassembly, and field servicing.

    1.3.3 Associated components also include power equipment necessary for the operation of the system, such as batteries, chargers, and power converters. Gasoline, diesel, or other types of liquid fuel are not included.

    1.4 The packaged items shall support the operational availability of the robot during a deployment of up to ten days. There shall be no resupply within the first 72 h of deployment.

    1.5 No such standards currently exist except for those relevant to shipping (for example, CFR Title 49 and International Air Transport Association (IATA) documents).

    1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Federal Standard

    CFRTitle49 Transportation

    ISO Standard

    ISO6780:2003 Flat pallets for intercontinental materials handlingPrincipal dimensions and tolerances


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.200 (Accident and disaster control)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 23153200(Robotics)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2592-07

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