News Articles with Category: Communications

Liquid Robotics and Boeing Demonstrated Groundbreaking Autonomous Maritime Warfare Capabilities at the British Royal Navy's Unmanned Warrior Demonstration

October 31, 2016 - via Liquid Robotics Over the two-week demonstration, the SHARCs successfully detected and tracked an advancing unmanned underwater vehicle and most significantly -- a manned diesel submarine.

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United States Navy Demonstrates Cross-Domain Communications, Command and Control via AeroVironment Blackwing Submarine-Launched UAV

September 7, 2016 - via AeroVironment AeroVironment’s Blackwing Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) links manned submarines to unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) while providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).

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Innovative unmanned aerial vehicles can be launched from underwater for aerial missions

September 7, 2016 - via Robotics tomorrow This vehicle can be submerged into water and could be launched from a certain place under water or from an UUV (unmanned underwater vehicle). This new kind of UAV was created by the scientists working at John Hopkins University in collaboration with experts from research development department. This new unmanned vehicle can function efficiently both in water as well as in air.

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Northrop Grumman conducts advanced unmanned systems teaming

September 5, 2016 - via IHS Jane's International Defence Review Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a new autonomy framework that enables multiple unrelated unmanned systems to communicate and collaborate on a mission.

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DARPA wants to plumb the depths of an underwater Internet

April 22, 2015 - via DARPA DARPA is hoping to develop an underwater Internet that would allow submerged manned and unmanned systems to operate together just like they do on the surface and in the air—and communicate with airborne systems as well.

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Scientists developed `underwater Wi-Fi’ to control sea robots

January 24, 2015 - via Tomsk Polytechnic University “The first results show a capacity for a 1.2 kbp/s connection under conditions of [underwater] constraints."

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Information Technology Conquers the Seas

May 19, 2014 - via European Defence Agency (EDA) This project has the designation RACUN (Robust Acoustic Communication in Underwater Networks); its goal is to develop and demonstrate the capability for establishing an underwater ad-hoc robust acoustic network between several moving and stationary nodes.

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WFS Launches Seatooth S100 Development Kit and OEM Product

April 21, 2014 - via WFS Technologies WFS announced 2 additions to the Seatooth S100 product family – the Seatooth S100 OEM and Seatooth S100 Development Kit. It supports wireless data streaming at up to 2.4kbps over up to 5m through seawater, and the seabed/water and water/air boundaries.

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Herding robots

February 12, 2014 - via MIT A new system combines simple control programs to enable fleets of robots — or other “multiagent systems” — to collaborate in unprecedented ways.

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Finally, the Underwater Wireless Modem We’ve All Been Waiting For

October 16, 2013 - via University at Buffalo The University at Buffalo team has plugged them into a Gumstix Linux board and reprogrammed the modem to speak an aquatic version of TCP/IP

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Cutting the tether but keeping control

October 8, 2013 - via Sonardyne Using BlueComm, multiple colour video streams were simultaneously transmitted in real-time at 15 Mbit/s.

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EvoLogics Underwater Modems Connect AUVs (France)

August 9, 2013 - via EvoLogics The partners succeeded in programming and running a fleet of vehicles, performing CPF (Cooperative Path Following) maneuvers of the USVs and ROF (Range Only Formation) maneuvers of the AUVs. To demonstrate the system’s efficiency, the experiments were performed with different sets of marine vehicles from different MORPH partners – six vehicles overall.

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GTRI agile aperture antenna technology tested on autonomous ocean vehicle

June 19, 2013 - via GTRI The antenna autonomously tracked its own position and orientation relative to the satellite and steered itself to stay connected, it maintained a highly directional antenna beam to the satellite as the craft moved around, which enabled data transfers near the maximum expected rate of 240 Kbps

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EvoLogics GmbH presents new collaborative projects at OCEANS’13 MTS/IEEE Conference and Exhibition in Bergen, Norway

June 12, 2013 - via EvoLogics EvoLogics team is proud present the WSENSE SUNSET – a complete underwater networking toolkit created by EvoLogics’ long-term partner – WSENSE, a spin-off of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. The new toolkit allows to create underwater networks to deliver data to surface,

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Using Technology To Help Save Marine Predators

April 9, 2013 - via Yale Environment 360 A Stanford University program places satellite tags on marine predators to understand their life cycles and perhaps help protect them as well.

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Underwater networking

March 9, 2013 - via The Economist Networking: Emerging undersea data networks are connecting submarines, aquatic drones and other denizens of the deep

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Conductive Polymers Integrate Antennas Into an Electronic Device Housing

December 18, 2012 - via NASA Tech Briefs The lightweight, corrosion-resistant polymer antenna technology is useful for all short- and medium-range radio frequency applications, such as wireless routers, mobile phones, Bluetooth, and radios.

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EvoLogics Announces Underwater Acoustic Modem Emulator

September 7, 2012 - via Subsea World News EvoLogics’ new solution is a real-time emulator of the S2CR-series underwater acoustic modems. This tool is aimed at optimizing underwater network protocol development by taking out expensive modem hardware from the early testing stages – it emulates all features of the modem’s data-link protocol layer and includes a simulator of the physical protocol layer.

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Penguin unveils optical technology

September 1, 2012 - via PenguinASI Solid-state optical transceivers, or light domes, used by Penguin contain 70 or more LEDs per plate and hold a 120-degree field of view. Data rates of 100 megabits per second are achieved with near zero latency.

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WA helped James Cameron speak from Challenger Deep

August 20, 2012 - via Science Network Western Australia The units also provided other critical services to Mr Cameron’s dive, monitoring his vital signs, the submarine’s oxygen and battery levels, depth, speed, and range from the support vessels, and had to be made to fit a range of other equipment.

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S2CR White Line Science Edition: EvoLogics GmbH launches the special edition of underwater acoustic modems

May 21, 2012 - via Evo Logics Intended for universities and other research facilities, the S2CR White Line Science Edition modems are a great tool to effectively design, test and implement underwater acoustic network protocols.

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WUWNet'12 Call for Papers

May 15, 2012 - via WUWNet Paper Registration Due: June 20, 2012 Abstracts by Aug 15 2012

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WFS launch latest subsea wireless modem in seatooth®range:

May 3, 2012 - via WFS Technologies Introducing the mobile, compact and low power S100modem/datalogger

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Tweeting from the Depths

March 27, 2012 - via USF News USF’s solar-powered, underwater robot is able to analyze ocean conditions, report back to humans on land.

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Sonardyne Announces Collaboration With WHOI Engineers To Launch A Unique Subsea Optical Communication Technology – Bluecomm

March 13, 2012 - via Ocean News and Technology This unique wireless communications technology promises to enable subsea data to be transferred at speeds equivalent to broadband.

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European project MORPH on a novel concept of underwater robotic system starts in Bremen

March 9, 2012 - via NURC The four-year-long MORPH project, which started in February, aims at implementing a meta-maritime autonomous vehicle, comprised of different AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) and ASV (Autonomous Surface Vehicle) nodes operating in close formation.

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Bluefin Receives Subcontract Award for Phase II of DARPA’s Deep Sea Operations Program

February 28, 2012 - via Bluefin Robotics Bluefin Robotics will assist in developing systems of configurable technology to address Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) surveillance needs over large, operationally relevant areas.

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Satellite responder provides emergency tracking of oil and gas personnel

January 30, 2012 - via SourceWire TRIG can continuously track the precise location of isolated workers anywhere in the world, including oceans, deserts and polar regions.

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Dolphin Whistles Help Solve The Mysteries Of The Cosmos

November 21, 2011 - via Fast Company With a lot of help from Flipper, scientists have a better shot at understanding phenomena like black holes and supernovae.

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Intelligent vehicles

September 23, 2011 - via SA Instrumentation and Control The defence forces of countries around the world are investing huge sums of money on the development and deployment of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles

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Drone Sensor Data Will Overload Networks, Navy Officials Warn

July 12, 2011 - via National Defense The expected growth of unmanned systems at sea is raising concerns that the Navy’s networks are ill prepared to handle the commensurate flood of data that the sensors will produce.

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CALL FOR PAPERS IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

May 20, 2011 - via IEEE Communications “Communications Challenges and Dynamics for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles”

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Helping aquabots phone home

May 15, 2011 - via University of Delaware Research Magazine The technology's creation involved the development of hardware and instrumentation, as well as software to decode communication signals under water. It is based on cell phone technology, but with one major difference: Instead of relying on radio waves moving through the atmosphere, it uses sound waves moving through the water.

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U.S. Navy Tests Lasers as a Source of Sonar

April 11, 2011 - via InnovationNewsDaily The U.S. Navy has begun field tests on a new way to generate underwater sonar by pulsing laser beams into the open sea

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Raytheon helps U.S. subs stay in touch

March 23, 2011 - via Reuters Raytheon is the latest player trying to tackle the persistent challenge of communicating with submarines while they are traveling deep under the sea to avoid detection.

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Navigating Underwater Using Spiral Sound

November 16, 2010 - via Acoustical Society ofAmerica We’ve developed and tested an underwater navigation system that uses a spiral shaped acoustic wave to determine aspect. Our single stationary beacon can provide a navigation signal for any number of underwater vehicles.

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Naval Postgraduate School Pioneers "Seaweb" Undersea Sensor Networks

August 12, 2010 - via Navy News Through a robust program of engineering experiments and sea trials in diverse maritime environments, NPS and its research partners have advanced the underwater wireless digital communications system to the point where it now routinely demonstrates capability for maritime surveillance, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), oceanographic sampling, instrument remote-control, underwater navigation, and submarine communications at speed and depth.

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