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Advanced Navigation Launches Subsonus USBL

January 19, 2015 - via Advanced Navigation

The system features calibrated hydrophone array combined with an internal tightly coupled INS, all packed into a miniature titanium enclosure small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

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France Evaluates Bids for Anti-Mine Study

January 16, 2015 - via Defense News

The study for an unmanned system is a key part of the cooperative Maritime Mine Counter Measure (MMCM) program.

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A Smarter Undersea Robot

January 16, 2015 - via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Engineers seek to correct a curious deficiency

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NASA Project: SIMPLE

January 15, 2015 - via Georgia Tech

Sub-Ice Marine and PLanetary-analog Ecosytems (SIMPLE)

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Georgia Tech Visits Antarctica In Search For Extraterrestrial Life

January 15, 2015 - via Georgia Tech Research Institute

Icefin is an autonomous underwater vehicle. The researchers drill a hole through the ice, then send the submersible down into the ocean. Once it's in the water, it collects information about the ocean below the ice and what the underside of the ice shelf looks like.

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Design of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to Calibrate the Europa Clipper Ice-Penetrating Radar

January 15, 2015 - via Stone Aerospace

The ARTEMIS vehicle - a heavily morphed long-range, low drag variant of the highly successful 4-degree-of-freedom hovering sub-ice ENDURANCE bot -- will be deployed from a sea-ice drill hole adjacent the McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS)

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UNL team builds deep-water robot for Antarctic exploration

January 15, 2015 - via University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The robot, known as Deep-SCINI (Submersible Capable of under Ice Navigation and Imaging), is designed to run deeper than previous missions under the leading edge of the Antarctic ice shelf.

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MH370 searchers to look at hard to reach sea floor wrinkles

January 14, 2015 - via Joint Agency Coordination Centre

Deep holes and wrinkles that might hide the wreckage of MH370 from the sea floor search are to be probed by new underwater robot

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Valmie Resources (VMRI) Announces Revolutionary AIMD Platform Is Now Under Development

January 14, 2015 - via Valmie Resources

The AIMD platform will not only enable collection and transmission of the most precise data and images, but also will provide improved analysis, reporting, and in some cases include the capability to deploy action in order to immediately address detected issues.

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Swiss University Students develop Underwater Robot with fish-like fins

January 14, 2015 - via ETH Zurich

The robot was inspired by the cuttlefish. It swims through the water using four large undulating fins which are capable of rapidly propelling it in any direction.

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Event: 3rd DoD Unmanned Systems Summit

January 14, 2015 - via DSI Group

March 18 - 19, 2015 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

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UK scientists develop AUV imaging technology to assess seabed ecology

January 13, 2015 - via National Oceanography Centre

By using a camera on the Autosub6000 AUV to take a continuous stream of high resolution photographs of life on the sea floor, this new method revealed a tenfold increase in the precision of deepsea ecosystem diversity estimates relative to the use of scientific trawling.

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Robot sub beats nets for discovering what lurks at the bottom of the sea

January 13, 2015 - via National Oceanography Centre

In this study, it's also continually shooting photos of the sea floor, with a downward-facing camera. Scientists subsequently analyze the images to identify the creatures in them, estimating the animals' size based on the number of pixels they take up.

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Fourth Ship to Join Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

January 12, 2015 - via Joint Agency Coordination Centre

"Fugro Supporter has been equipped with a Kongsberg HUGIN 4500 autonomous underwater vehicle," the statement said. "The AUV will be used to scan those portions of the search area that cannot be searched effectively by the equipment on other vessels."

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A Cape project to save the cod: Robot `torpedoes" seek the fish's spawning grounds

January 12, 2015 - via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Scientists believe that cod spawning areas may be so small that they are going largely undetected and unprotected. Cod mate mainly in inshore state waters, in densely packed cone-shaped schools researchers call haystacks. Males emit grunting sounds to attract females and warn off competitors. “We are hoping the gliders will find the areas we don’t know about.”

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Watch 41 Underwater Drones Swarm Together

January 12, 2015 - via University of Ganz

The researchers have an ambitious goal. They want to understand whether a network of bots can show swarm cognition—and they are comparing the intelligence of their swarm to biological organisms.

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New AUV Facility for Antarctic Exploration

January 12, 2015 - via Australian Maritime College

The facility will build next-generation hybrid autonomous vehicles (AUVs) capable of exploring hundreds of kilometers under meters-thick ice.

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#AirAsia #QZ8501 - A report from the team as they demobolise

January 9, 2015 - via Teledyne Gavia

It was confirmed in the evening that we would be heading for shore. We demobilised at 16:00 in the afternoon

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AUV to Monitor Munitions in the Baltic Sea

January 9, 2015 - via OceanServer

The Iver AUV is equipped with high resolution side scan sonar, a magnetometer and a full suite of environmental sensors utilizing the YSI Sonde 6600. This combination of sensors enables the AUV to identify likely munitions and take geo-registered environmental readings in close proximity to the targets.

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AirAsia #QZ8501 - Heading back to port

January 8, 2015 - via Teledyne Gavia

The weather is bad, 3-4 meter waves, so the ROV and diver efforts were suspended but the AUV was deployed to try to positively identify one of the targets with the high frequency SSS.

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