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Juliet Marine Systems Unveils Plans to Construct Guardian Submersible Unmanned Surface Vehicle

October 19, 2016 - via Juliet Marine

Guardian is intended for surface and subsurface operations, either manned or unmanned. It will extend 30 to 45 feet in length with a top speed of 35 knots when operating in surface mode with four feet of draft in the water.

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Saab buys Danish defense company

October 19, 2016 - via SAAB

Saab said the acquisition of Nordic Defense Industries further develops Saab's leadership in the unmanned underwater domain when it comes to regional reach, technology and innovative solutions.

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Disguised as a tuna, bioswimmer is changing the game for underwater inspections

October 18, 2016 - via Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

BioSwimmer is a semi-autonomous underwater vehicle equipped to inspect a vessel’s exterior for illicit cargo and contraband, as well as harbor facilities for unwanted activity.

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Exploring Alien Oceans with AUVs

October 17, 2016 - via Marine technology Reporter

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) Robotics Innovation Center (RIC) launched the Europa-Explorer project in December 2012 – a pilot survey for future missions to Europa.

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Thales and 19 French SMEs Develop Combined Surface and Underwater Unmanned System

October 17, 2016 - via Thales

The new AUSS concept (Autonomous Underwater & Surface System), the world's first hybrid unmanned system capable of operating both above and below the surface.

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Coatian Navy receives autonomous underwater vehicles

October 17, 2016 - via Hydroid

Croatia has received donated autonomous underwater vehicles from the United States.

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Henrik Fisker is using a revolutionary new battery to power his Tesla killer

October 16, 2016 - via Nanotech Energy

Overall, Kavanaugh is promising a product that not only holds more charge and charges faster than lithium-ion batteries, but that also has a better cycle life.

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British navy sends robots to sea in military exercise

October 14, 2016 - via Royal Navy

The Royal Navy is testing just how much robot craft can do by themselves in military exercises off the British coast.

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Teledyne Webb Research Releases New Glider Piloting Software – Piloting Made Easy

October 12, 2016 - via Teledyne Webb Research

The new SFMC software suite offers customers some key benefits including active vehicle tracking and mission planning, consolidated data management, the ability to access piloting tools from any platform including tablets and smartphones, and increased security with individual login accounts and multi-level permission sets

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New Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Solution Fearlessly Deploys 100% Silicon

October 12, 2016 - via LeydenJar

The company has come up with a new version of lithium-ion battery technology that uses 100% silicon instead of graphite.

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Interview: Rear Adm. Robert Girrier on the Future of the Navy’s Unmanned Systems

October 12, 2016 - via USNI

The charge to me was be the champion for unmanned systems, and show how they bring value, and then work on integrating them into the force, the fleet

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U.S. Navy Completes First Major Technological Milestone in Baltic Sea

October 12, 2016 - via Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division

ALMOND-U was formed as a cooperative research and development project between the U.S. and a German organization to enhance the ability to utilize UUVs to detect, classify, localize and map underwater munitions in challenging and harsh environments with an emphasis on buried objects.

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OFG supplies Self-Compensating Magnetometer (SCM) system for NTNU research 

October 11, 2016 - via OFG

Ocean Floor Geophysics (OFG) offers the only Self-Compensating Magnetometer (SCM) system that can operate with the sensor mounted inside an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to acquire high resolution, high quality magnetic data that is automatically compensated and corrected to remove the effects of the vehicle on the magnetic data.

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OFG expands AUV Capability

October 10, 2016 - via Ocean Floor Geophysics

OFG has invested in a 3000m-rated Hugin AUV. The AUV Chercheur is equipped with an unsurpassed sensor and software suite for extremely efficient inspections.

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100 times faster-charging battery technology developed

October 10, 2016 - via Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

The new hybrid energy storage has higher capacity than ordinary secondary batteries and has as much high-speed charging and output capability as supercapacitors,” the ministry said. “This means that the new technology can charge 200Wh/kg of energy in about 30 seconds and reach 130Wh/kg of energy density in 20 seconds at maximum output

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New kind of supercapacitor made without carbon

October 10, 2016 - via MIT News

Energy storage device could deliver more power than current versions of this technology.

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Deep Sea Bacterial Takeover

October 6, 2016 - via UCSB

A team led by oceanographer David Valentine discovers a massive bacterial colonization of the sea floor in the Santa Barbara Basin

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Competition

October 6, 2016 - via Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

The $7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is a global competition challenging teams to advance deep-sea technologies for autonomous, fast and high-resolution ocean exploration.

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Oceaneering expands AUV operations into West Africa

October 5, 2016 - via Oceaneering International

The company is mobilizing one of its 3,000-m rated AUVs, which is capable of performing deepwater geophysical hazard and pipeline inspection surveys.

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Market Analysis: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market Worth 497.9 Million USD by 2022

September 30, 2016 - via Market and Markets

The market is expected to grow from USD 211.8 Million in 2016 to USD 497.9 Million in 2022, at a CAGR of 15.31% during the forecast period.

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