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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia will receive a robotic complexes "Sphere"

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia buys robotic systems called the Sphere. These complexes can conduct reconnaissance and transmit information from dangerous and difficult for human places, as follows from the information that was posted on the public procurement portal. In June 2016 of the year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia announced an auction for the supply of 6 sets “Sphere” for a total amount of 7 million rubles; only one company applied for participation - SET-1 JSC (Moscow), which is the creator and manufacturer of special technical equipment (CTC) ) to ensure operational and investigative activities.

SET-1 has been operating in the security market since 1992. The specifics of the company's work suggests that its main customers are the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Security Service, as well as other subjects of operational-search activity of the Russian Federation, CIS countries, as well as their similar structures. A special place in the company's product line is occupied by anti-terrorism equipment: equipment for video surveillance in dangerous conditions and special inspection robots for work in hard-to-reach areas with the transmission of video and audio information over the air. Robotic complexes of anti-terrorism application development specialists "CET-1" are represented by devices "Sphere" and "Scarab".

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia will receive a robotic complexes "Sphere"

Wireless inspection device "Sphere" (360 degrees)

The wireless inspection device “Sphere” is able to conduct a circular review (360 degrees) of the terrain and ensure the transmission of video information online with a fully charged battery of at least 60 minutes without the backlight turned on at a distance of at least 50 meters. Information is transmitted over the air; the power source is a replaceable Li-PO rechargeable battery. In addition, this device maintains its performance after a free fall from a height of at least 3-meters. According to information from the state procurement portal, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has announced an auction for the supply of one set of devices, which need to be delivered by November 2016 to the central joint storage base of resources of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, located on the territory of the Moscow Region in Balashikha. The maximum contract price is 1,17 million rubles.

Examination wireless device "Sphere" is designed for the rapid collection of video and audio information in places that may be dangerous or difficult to access. The collected information is transmitted over the air to the remote surveillance and remote control device. The Sphere itself is a small ball equipped with four video cameras with LED backlighting, a microphone and a transmitter of the collected information. This device in the form of a ball is designed to be thrown by employees of special services and police in remote areas to assess the situation.

"Sphere" received a positioning system - the device in automatic mode always takes a vertical position. The wireless inspection device has the unique ability to transfer video images from four of its video cameras at once without losing its quality. A monitor, a joystick, as well as equipment control buttons are located on the body of the video surveillance and remote control devices. For transportation and storage of the "Sphere" a special waterproof case is used, which provides protection from water (rain).

The main features of the "Sphere":
- simultaneous transmission of images from all 4-x video cameras without losing its quality;
- providing a review in 360 degrees;
- high mechanical strength of the device, withstands multiple casts and falls from heights 5 meters;
- range of the device - 50 meters;
- the presence of a highly sensitive microphone;
- the presence of high-power LEDs (white) and infrared illumination;
- built-in vertical positioning device;
- replaceable power source.

Technical characteristics of the wireless inspection device "Sphere":

The observation range with the transmission of video information over the radio channel to remote control bullets and video surveillance is at least 50 meters.
The working frequency range of the radio channel is 1110-1230 MHz.
Video cameras (own development) - 4 pcs., CMOS and b / w.
Lenses - 4 pcs., Bordlens 2,8.
Illumination - 4x6 white LEDs.
Viewing angle - 360 degrees.
The power source is a Li-PO battery (replaceable).
The device operation time (depends on the mode and operating conditions) - at least 60 minutes.
Dimensions - diameter 90 mm.
Weight - 610 grams.
The operating temperature range is from -20 to + 45 degrees Celsius.
Remote monitoring and remote control (common to the "Sphere" and "Scarab"):
The operating frequency of the remote control channel is 917 MHz.
The power source is a Li-PO battery.
Dimensions - 271x163x77 mm.
Weight - 1,8 kg.

Managed inspection robotic complex "Scarab"

Despite all the advantages that Sphere has, it requires getting close to a dangerous object. This is not possible in all situations and is not always safe. In this case, a robot called the Scarab is ready to come to the aid of the Sphere. This robot is more like a children's radio-controlled toy. Control of its movement is carried out from the console using a proportional two-axis joystick.

The “Scarab” complex is designed for operative collection of audio and video information in areas that are difficult of access and dangerous for humans, and then transmitted via radio to a video surveillance and remote control console. It includes a controlled inspection platform and a remote control with an integrated video surveillance system. Managed inspection platform "Scarab" is a movable wheelbase, which is equipped with high-resolution video cameras, a microphone, a thermal imager and a transmitter of audio-video information over the radio channel. Radio transmission ensures stability and high image quality, even under poor signal propagation conditions. The digital radio channel was made on the basis of receivers and video transmitters of the CORDON series with COFDM modulation, which are produced by “SET-1”.

The capabilities of a controlled inspection platform exceed the "Sphere". For example, the distance control and transmission of the image increases to 250 meters, and thanks to the presence of a self-propelled platform, the robot can easily move through the rubble. Work time has also grown, which is already at least 120 minutes. The height of the robot is only 15 centimeters (on wheels), which makes the device almost imperceptible to prying eyes, and the electric motor mounted on it ensures silent operation of the robot.

In the case of adoption and mass deliveries of such robots can significantly improve the tactical capabilities of special units of the Russian police, and in the future can be used by special units of the National Guard of Russia.

Technical characteristics of the Scarab controlled inspection platform:

The observation range with the transmission of video information over the radio channel to the video surveillance and remote control (on the ground) is at least 250 meters.
Operating frequency range:
- video transmission (digital radio channel) - 1300-1400 MHz.
- video transmissions (analogue radio channel) - 1010-1230 MHz.
The power source is a Li-PO battery.
The time of continuous operation of the device from the internal power source is 120 minutes.
Dimensions 355x348x155 mm (on wheels), 330x300 x110 (on tracks).
Weight - no more than 5,5 kg.
The operating temperature range is from -20 to + 40 degrees Celsius.
Permissible humidity (at + 25 degrees) - 98%.

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  1. rpek32
    rpek32 24 August 2016 07: 45
    "Selfie stick" for the sphere of the company BENRO. We don't make them chtoli? request
    Yes, and the remote control itself in Latin. is it aimed at exporting?
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 24 August 2016 11: 13
      It’s easier to throw a grenade and save two bucks laughing
      1. Mister X
        Mister X 24 August 2016 16: 34
        ... The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has announced an auction for the supply of 6 kits "Sphere" ...
        ... only one company applied for participation ...
        Author: Yuferev Sergey

        What kind of competition is this with one participant ?!
        1. AdekvatNICK
          AdekvatNICK 25 August 2016 00: 23
          normal such a purely Russian reception))
          1. Basarev
            Basarev 30 July 2017 21: 22
            Is it similar to G0-T0, or is it a star of life?
  2. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 24 August 2016 07: 56
    Well, of course, but not convinced. Delivery on the platform to the place is questionable. Where is the "sphere" needed? Where it is not possible to approach unnoticed - behind the fence, on the landing, on the roof, etc. etc., it would be nice to try something like a catapult, for example. Assorted camouflage is needed (replaceable covers). Well, all right, the ground has been made, or the ball will be in operation, or it will be stuck to hell.
  3. Bayonet
    Bayonet 24 August 2016 08: 27
    The idea of ​​creating a special throwing chamber originated in the head of Francisco Aguilar back in 2010 after a devastating earthquake occurred in Haiti. The idea of ​​creating a panoramic camera with several lenses, which would work in conjunction with a smartphone, has been in the air for a long time, so the inventor and his team only had to complete it in its final form, creating a tactical throwing camera, designated Explorer. The device, designed to quickly assess the situation in dangerous places, was so demanded by the market that the Explorer camera was able to get the main prizes at the MIT MassChallenge Competition in 2012 and the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge in 2013. And the authors of this tactical throwing camera received 50 000 dollars. Externally, the Explorer camera is an ordinary round ball-sized object used for softball. This ball is equipped with 6 lenses evenly distributed over its surface and backlight LEDs, the ball itself is sheathed with a thick layer of rubber. After activating the camera, all installed lenses take pictures of the environment several times per second. After that, specially created software of the receiver device stitches the obtained images into a single panoramic image of the investigated room. After the first demonstrations of its new product in 2012, Bounce Imaging sent 100 throwing cameras to police departments located in various states in the United States.
  4. guzik007
    guzik007 24 August 2016 09: 10
    Russia announced an auction for the supply of 6 sets of "Sphere" for a total of 7 million rubles
    -------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------
    Yeah, six for seven lyamas. I'll go rustling on ebay, we can harness the tender electronically, podumping.
    ....! well, they sculpted from pure platinum, cho!?
    ... how to cut lemons well
    when you are whole ...
    1. guzik007
      guzik007 24 August 2016 09: 15
      still came to mind:
      Dialogue :
      commandos; So ... press the button and throw over the fence?
      Commander: I’ll abandon them, I will abandon them so much, I’m tormented to collect my Faberge!
      He will abandon ... for lyam with dashing ... smart guy ...
    2. grandson of Perun
      grandson of Perun 24 August 2016 12: 23
      Is a multi-channel shockproof camera with a good battery and a monitor on it cheap? Good luck wink
      1. guzik007
        guzik007 24 August 2016 12: 59
        Is a multi-channel shockproof camera with a good battery and a monitor on it cheap? Good luck wink
        Lyam do you think is inexpensive?
        For example, a very sophisticated ventilator of American manufacture with a built-in battery for 3-4 hours of autonomous power supply with a bunch of possibilities in the amount of 3 pieces is standing behind my cabinet wall. at a price of 1,5 lem apiece. And I think it's a little expensive, because I went through three intermediary firms.
        So who would say for the price of analogues of these bells and whistles for the military in the world market?
        1. grandson of Perun
          grandson of Perun 24 August 2016 13: 53
          Lyam do you think is inexpensive?

          By the way, a considerable part of this lama is the development costs. After all, at first only 6 products will be manufactured. With mass production, cost should decrease markedly.
    3. dmi.pris
      dmi.pris 24 August 2016 19: 09
      Dear "kolobok" however ... Although the life of a special forces soldier, and just a person, how can you measure it?
  5. taram taramych
    taram taramych 24 August 2016 09: 28
    But the water, apparently, these koloboks are afraid. It’s bad that there is no competing company.
  6. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 24 August 2016 09: 55
    First, Blackbeard appeared in SP.

    Now Valkyrie wants the MVD. laughing
  7. ImPerts
    ImPerts 24 August 2016 09: 56
    Why a sphere? Why cheated on tradition? There is a bird cherry, tenderness, Pinocchio, raccoon, Natasha ...
    It was necessary to call a bun and)))
    1. the47th
      the47th 24 August 2016 13: 02
      "Kolobok" after use cannot be picked up.
      1. Bayonet
        Bayonet 24 August 2016 18: 24
        "Kolobok" after use cannot be picked up.

        Well, yes - I left my grandmother, I left my grandfather ..... smile
  8. otto meer
    otto meer 24 August 2016 10: 51
    Equipping the Ministry of Internal Affairs is not bad. But what a trend he noticed, a new armored car - by order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a new submachine gun - by order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a new sniper complex - by order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a new grenade launcher complex - by order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, new communication facilities - well, you understood ... But how same MO? Yes, much has been done, new armored vehicles, yes, but again, only projects, pre-production models, a lot of advertising. Where are the military tests, where is the series, where are the orders for arming?
    One gets the impression that the authorities are afraid of their own people more than external threats. One National Guard (even sounds like that - brrr ..!) In 300 thousand! what is a man worth?
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 24 August 2016 12: 09
      is it afraid of you power turns out? Well, you people.

      So the power of you, bulk and Kasparov is afraid, and not like in the late 90s in the Caucasus, 10 barmaley thrown across Georgia and Turkey. in full ammunition and with the warehouses of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Internal Affairs seized in the Caucasus.

      Especially for demented fools, you see spheres being bought in order to throw them at the center of the crowd on the arena and look at the monitors. So it turns out judging by your dictum?

      These groans about Rosguard do not even smile.

      One National Guard (even sounds like that - brrr ..!) In 300 thousand! what is a man worth?

      I don’t even know why, but it doesn’t scare me. A reduction in the police department in my town is a little annoying.

      Maybe because I do not break the law? I don’t go to inconsistent rallies and I’m not undermining the state principles? Do not dance in the temple? Do not nail my eggs to the cobblestones in the Red Square? Maybe I’m not afraid of the Russian Guard because I don’t throw stones at the riot police?

      Then why are you straining? I think your eggs haven’t been beaten yet either.

    2. grandson of Perun
      grandson of Perun 24 August 2016 12: 31
      But he noticed a tendency, ... - by order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, ... - by order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. But what about MO?

      Everything is clear with the Ministry of Internal Affairs - intelligence during counter-terrorist operations.
      And where to use it in the Moscow Region, I can hardly imagine. Unless in battles in large cities. IMHO, for the MO more need drones.
  9. Voyager
    Voyager 24 August 2016 17: 47
    You ask, they say, why why ... Cover all this, such as for intelligence. This is actually a device for training of the Russian Jedi!
    PySy: Lucas knew good
  10. Hort
    Hort 24 August 2016 18: 40
    The sphere looks like an imperial robot from "Star Wars", which interrogated Princess Leia in episode 4)))
  11. alexej123
    alexej123 25 August 2016 12: 01
    Sergey, thanks for the information. One BUT. I am interested to know how this equipment will be used in operational-search activities? The answer is, at best, MIZER, and on average NOTHING. No, I can understand, for the special forces, capture groups, the Ministry of Emergencies in the end. For operational units, they are "Several" large in size and "Several" noticeable. For operational units, if the equipment is of this size, then the clarity of the transmitted information, range, speed should be OGO-GO. And for operas, the less the better.
  12. Taoist
    Taoist 25 August 2016 12: 45
    In my opinion this is a simulator for the Jedi?
  13. nikon7717
    nikon7717 29 August 2016 17: 37
    I look at this ball and think. Why doesn’t he ride himself? Why is an extra scarab for him?
    There are inflatable water toys that are designed for walking on water. Wheel without axle created. Or is it difficult to write a program for the tumbleweed?
  14. MaksoMelan
    MaksoMelan 26 December 2016 16: 17
    I saw an American-looking wheeled robot. There they put a glock and, if necessary, this robot (it looks about the same in size. The weapon on the side is inserted into the system. If necessary, the gun in the box (on the side) rises somewhere up to 30 * and shoots. It rolls through the woods or indoors. Looks like a child’s toy.