News Articles with Category: Networks

Sea Floor May Be Terrain for Future Warfare

November 9, 2016 - via Seapower Forecasting the increasing use of the sea floor for sensors, AUV energy charging stations and possibly more sophisticated weaponization.

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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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DARPA Ocean Drone Would Lift ‘Upward Falling Payloads’

April 10, 2015 - via DARPA The “Upward Falling Payload” (UFP) concept centers on developing deployable, unmanned, nonlethal distributed systems that lie on the deep-ocean floor in special containers for years at a time. These deep-sea nodes could be remotely activated when needed and recalled to the surface.

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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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Canada involved in NATO anti-submarine warfare experiment

October 26, 2014 - via Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) CMRE is performing experimentation with an autonomous collaborative ASW network using autonomous underwater and surface vehicles (AUVs and ASVs), with the Ocean Explorer AUV performing detections, and the Wave Glider, a wave-power operated unmanned surface vehicle, acting as a communications gateway.

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Underwater Drones Join Microphones to Listen for Chinese Nuclear Submarines

October 24, 2014 - via Office of Naval Research “The idea behind Seaweb,” says Rear Adm. Philip Sawyer, commander of U.S. submarine forces in the Pacific, is “to network various nodes through the undersea environment and be able to tap that data and bring it where you want, whether it’s Singapore or San Diego.”

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DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

August 18, 2014 - via DARPA STO DARPA wants industry to suggest system-of-systems architectures appropriate for networked operations at sea. Researchers are interested in standards, technologies and architectures; critical network functions; how to integrate new networking capability with current platforms; design methodologies; the most effective maritime platforms, sensors and effects packages; reliable and specialized autonomous unmanned systems; how to deliver off-board systems to contested areas quickly and affordably; tools for managing distributed maritime systems and networks; information assurance; and how to use networks to deny and disrupt enemy maritime networks.

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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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Persistent Littoral Undersea Surveillance (PLUS) System Completes Initial in-Water Testing

October 28, 2013 - via NAVSEA PMS-406 The PLUS system consists of an undersea network of “sea gliders” and long-endurance Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs). The UUVs perform as autonomous vessels with long underwater dwell times that carry highly capable sensors. The sea gliders are smaller autonomous vessels that collect the UUV data, and return to the surface to transmit that data to a shore-based collection and processing station.

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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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The Wabbler

August 13, 2013 - via P J Media The USN, in its desire to maintain is dominance of the waves, actually plans to seed the oceans with Wabblers.

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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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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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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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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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Persistent littoral surveillance: automated coast guards

May 1, 2012 - via Naval Technology When it comes to guarding huge stretches of shoreline, there's only so much traditional vessels can accomplish. Chris Lo explores the US Navy's plans for a networked system of automated vehicles and sensors which could carry out littoral surveillance with an unblinking eye.

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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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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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'Toolbox' could improve deep-sea inspection of oil pipelines

July 8, 2010 - via The Engineer Researchers involved in the GREX project aim to develop new technology that will allow autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to work together as a team, meaning that it will be possible to inspect more vital deep-sea oil drilling infrastructure at greater speed.

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Submarine robots learn teamwork

July 6, 2010 - via New technology developed by European researchers will allow autonomous underwater vehicles to work together as a team. It increases the scope of submarine applications for autonomous vehicles. Even better, the technology can be retrofitted.

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