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Navy's Silent NEMO project the GhostSwimmer™ strives to significantly advance UUV technology throughout the world. Read more


BIOSwimmer™ is designed for high maneuverability in harsh environments, with a flexible aft section. Read more

Iver 3 Nano

The Iver3 Nano is the most affordable AUV platform released by Ocean Server Technology.  Starting at just $53K USD including sonar (and $82K with SS and DVL) Read More

Haiyan underwater glider

The Haiyan underwater glider is 1.8 meters in length with a diameter of 0.3 meter, and weighs about 70 kilograms. The device is developed by a scientific research team of Tianjin University. The underwater glider can go 1,500 meters underwater; its maximum voyage is 1,000 kilometers and it can work 30 days continuously. Read Article

AutoNaut USV

AutoNaut is wave propelled and performs equally well on all headings, and has long endurance.
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Added Science Capability for Gavia AUVs: New Plug and Play Science Bay Module

September 29, 2016 - via Teledyne Gavia The Gavia Science Bay module is a standard payload module that comes with several hull penetrations designed to accommodate a variety of scientific sensors.

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From Under the Sea to Up in the Air: Lockheed Martin Conducts First Underwater Unmanned Aircraft Launch from Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

September 28, 2016 - via Lockheed Martin During the Annual Navy Technology Exercise (ANTX) activities in August, the Submaran relayed instructions to Marlin from a ground control station via underwater acoustic communications. Following these instructions, the Marlin launched the Vector Hawk using a specially-designed canister from the surface of the Narragansett Bay. Following launch, Vector Hawk successfully assumed a mission flight track. All three autonomous vehicles—Marlin, Submaran and Vector Hawk—communicated operational status to the ground control station to maintain situational awareness and provide a means to command and control all assets.

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Are Lithium-Ion Batteries Reaching the Point of Diminishing Returns?

September 28, 2016 - via Green Tech Media New research suggests the technology is hitting its upper limits in efficiency—but some say the analysis misses the wider point about lithium-ion’s importance in the battery market.

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Underwater Robots: Will the Pentagon Miss the Boat?

September 27, 2016 - via National Defense The Defense Department has made significant investments in underwater vehicle designs and prototypes but has not funded advanced development in the “middle area” where vehicles would be produced in larger numbers for testing and experimentation.

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SaferTrident’s semi-autonomous vehicle for divers tested at Masdar

September 27, 2016 - via Masdar Institute The SaferTrident system is a multi-purpose hybrid diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) and autonomous underwater vehicle that can be used to assist divers to do underwater mapping and localisation

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App allows the public to follow whales off Atlantic coast

September 27, 2016 - via CBC News Unmanned deep diving gliders equipped with voice recognition software are allowing scientists — and now the public — to follow large baleen whales as they swim off the coast of Atlantic Canada.

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Battery Researchers Unlock the Secret of Lithium Metal Dendrites

September 27, 2016 - via MIT Understanding the nature of the lithium deposits and finding an effective control mechanism opens the door to more efficient batteries. Replacing conventional carbon-based anodes with lithium metal could cut lithium-ion battery weight and volume in half while maintaining capacity and output current.

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Supercapacitor Breakthrough for Better Energy Storage

September 26, 2016 - via Green Tech Media Potassium ferricyanide redox electrolyte is found to extend capacitance: “It presents very unique features.”

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