News Articles with Category: Overview

AUV Research Advances Capabilities

October 28, 2016 - via ABS From the perspective of a classification society AUVs provide a means to improve surveys and inspections in a way that takes people out of potentially hazardous or dangerous environments.

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CNMOC Updates Defense, Industry Leaders at Unmanned Systems Defense 2016

October 28, 2016 - via CNMOC For more than 20 years, Naval Oceanography, operating more than 100 unmanned systems, has collected information from more than 250,000 miles of physical battlespace so that naval and joint commanders can make better decisions faster than the adversary.

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The Navy needs more robot submarines for missions now

October 27, 2016 - via Navy Times The new head of the Pentagon's submarine warfare office said Thursday that the slow development of drones that can operate autonomously can't be an excuse for inaction on unmanned underwater vehicles that officials hope will multiply the presence and power of the world's most fearsome undersea force.

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Testing the Waters: Navy Takes Cautious Steps With Autonomous Ships

October 21, 2016 - via National Defense The thinking now shaping the Navy’s plan for autonomous vehicles is that ship prototypes will have to prove their mettle in an integrated network, similar to what would happen in a real-world scenario.

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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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On the cusp of an Undersea revolution: Shaping new ways to deal with the threat from mines

September 7, 2016 - via Second Line of Defense The U.S. Navy adopted the AUV because its experience in the 1991 Gulf War (Desert Storm) demonstrated that conventional minehunting could not possibly clear areas rapidly enough. Very shallow water was an even more difficult proposition, typically requiring divers.

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Navy to Deploy First Underwater Drones from Submarines

April 13, 2015 - via US Navy Unmanned Maritime Systems The Remus 600s will launch from a 11-meter long module on the Virginia-class submarines called the dry deck shelter which can launch divers and UUVs while submerged.

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Brave Robots are Roaming the Oceans for Science

April 13, 2015 - via Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute So while aerial drones may get all the love, it’s autonomous underwater vehicles like the one the Paragon just snagged that are doing the grunt work of ocean science. They’re the vanguard of the robotization of Earth’s oceans.

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Keeping an eye, underwater

April 5, 2015 - via Defence Research and Development Organisation The Indian Navy is planning to indigenously source 10 such platforms mainly for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), mine mitigation and sensor deployment

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Autonomy Takes Off Underwater

February 17, 2015 - via Marine Technology News For insights on recently developments in the AUV sector, MTR reached out to several leading executives,

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Is America's Dominance Below the Seas Coming to an End?

January 27, 2015 - via Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) New technology is also likely to mitigate the limited endurance of non-nuclear undersea platforms. This could enable unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to pick up some missions such as covert coastal surveillance and mining that previously required a manned submarine.

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Undersea Technologies Are Threat, Opportunity

January 23, 2015 - via Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) "UUVs could take over some submarine missions such as close-in surveillance," Clark said. "Submarines could shift to more of a carrier mothership role, deploying UUVs." The vehicles could be armed, he suggested, with new lightweight anti-torpedo torpedoes, and would also be able to carry out reconnaissance and surveillance missions closer to shore.

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Next Generation American and Russian Submarines will have underwater drones and robots that will act as improved decoys

January 7, 2015 - via Office of Naval Research The goal is to “…acquire, deliver, and maintain operationally effective Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) as fully functional and integrated systems for the war fighter, and to direct UMS experimentation and technology maturation to develop future UMS capability.”

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The U.S. Navy's Next Super Weapon? Here Come Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

January 5, 2015 - via US Navy "When battle looms, UUVs could push the fleet's defensive frontier outward, holding surface and subsurface threats at bay while working with other sensors to apprise commanders of what's transpiring in their environs."

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UD’s robotic drones push the boundaries of ocean exploration

January 2, 2015 - via University of Delaware Mark Moline, the director of marine science and policy at UD, said these robots are exploring the oceans in a way that humans have never explored them before. They do this by going deeper than any diver can go and using sonar devices to detect what objects the robots are encountering.

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Navy Looking to Expand Range, Speed of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

November 6, 2014 - via US Navy A wishlist of capabilities he would like industry to bring him, including smaller, man-portable systems and UUVs that can be launched and recovered from aircraft, surface ships and submarines.

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Navy Officials Define Traits for Future Anti-Mine UUVs

November 6, 2014 - via US Navy Focus on speed, sea state, sensors and affordability as it develops UUVs for mine countermeasures (MCM).

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Submarines: Very Special Robots

October 11, 2014 - via The Strategy Page Bluefin 21s can be quickly flown to any part of the world and put to work from just about any ship with a crane (to out Bluefin into the water and take it out again for battery recharging, data transfer and any needed maintenance). A Bluefin can map about 90 square kilometers of seabed a day and the search area could ultimately grow to include over 600,000 square kilometers but for the moment the search is concentrated on 600 square kilometers of ocean bottom.

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As Technology Matures, New Roles Emerge for Underwater Drones

August 15, 2014 - via National Defense Key areas in the development of the LDUUV include greater autonomy and the creation of efficient fuel cells that will facilitate long-term submersion. Better reliability is another goal of the program. When you are out on an autonomous vehicle, even minor things can be a complete showstopper.

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Market Research Report: Unmanned Maritime Systems for Defense & Security: UUV and USV Current Vendors, Products, Markets, and Technologies

July 24, 2014 - via ReportsNReports The business analysis gives you a comprehensive view of current Unmanned Underwater Systems (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Mine Delivery Vehicles, gliders and associated systems) and of Unmanned Surface Systems (Unmanned Surface Vehicles, partially submerged vessels and associated systems) for the Defense and Security markets (Public and Private) worldwide.

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Military ramps up use of underwater drones. What do they do?

July 16, 2014 - via Christian Science Monitor Underwater drones have scientific and civilian uses, like the search for the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370. Militaries, too, see them as an increasingly useful tool.

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Dr Stephen Wood on Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

April 30, 2014 - via Florida Institute of Technology Florida Institute of Technology’s Department of Marine and Environmental Systems actually owns and operates two similar Bluefin-21 AUVs for student and faculty use.

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The unmanned underwater future

April 9, 2014 - via Australian Strategic Policy Institute They’re being considered as key complementary elements to address several operational challenges navies currently face.

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Call for Chapters: New Book on Operations Research for Unmanned Vehicle Operations

February 23, 2014 - via A new, forthcoming book that collects this new analysis in a single volume, Operations Research for Unmanned Vehicle Operations

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Plumbing the Depths: Unmanned Submersibles Come of Age

October 31, 2013 - via ISN Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) have been slow to attract attention in military circles – until now, that is. Today, Jon Rosamond looks at the technological advances that are enabling the development of unmanned submersibles and which countries are leading the way.

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Robot jellyfish? Eel-like craft? Why US Navy wants undersea drones.

October 18, 2013 - via Christian Science Monitor Unmanned underwater vehicles could transform US military operations in the world's oceans, just as aerial drones have changed the way America conducts land wars. That's why the Navy is funding projects that sound as if they are pulled straight from science fiction.

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Bigger Brains, Better Batteries Will Enable New Missions For Robotic Submarines

September 1, 2013 - via National Defense The Navy hopes to field UUVs that can deploy or retrieve payloads, gather, transmit, or act on information and engage targets in the water or on land.

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A new era for underwater drones

August 15, 2013 - via Naval Technolgy Militaries across the world are increasingly turning to unmanned systems to augment their manned capabilities. The use of unmanned systems in naval operations, however, has been limited, but new research into vehicle technology, autonomy software and underwater communications could change all that.

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Science Minister Highlights NOC’s Expertise (UK)

February 19, 2013 - via Subsea World News The paper outlined the role of government in supporting technological developments where the UK leads the world. These include robotic and autonomous systems, an area that has been earmarked for a multi-million pound investment over the next two years.

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Undersea Dominance the Focus of Navy Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

February 14, 2013 - via Seapower Magazine The vision of the future is the capability to turn “any chunk of the ocean into an acoustic range,”

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USVs, UUVs Progressing for Littoral Combat Ships

February 14, 2013 - via Seapower Magazine Ashton described a few of the USV and unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) systems progressing through the acquisition process which, the Navy hopes, will be operated by its fleet of Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs).

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Inaugural Issue: The International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering

February 8, 2013 - via Unmanned Vehicle University The International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering (IJUSEng) is the official journal of Unmanned Vehicle University.

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Robots ride the ocean blue

December 12, 2012 - via BBC News Instead of burning fuel to get a ship full of people out to a study site and then chug up and down to gather data, robots can be launched that survey by themselves. Some modern AUVs can be launched from the shore, find their own way to a study site, carry out experiments and then return when their job is completed.

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Unmanned Platforms, System Upgrades To Boost MCM Abilities In 2013

December 7, 2012 - via Inside Defense Another tool the mine warfare community will soon have is the Mark 18 family of unmanned underwater vehicles, which was bought under the Defense Department's Fast Lane procurement process. The Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center will ultimately operate the vehicles, which are in the midst of user evaluation in 5th Fleet.

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Research and Markets: Unmanned Underwater Vehicles for Defense and Security: Global Markets and Technologies Outlook - 2013-2020

November 26, 2012 - via Research and Markets This forecast delivers a clear and reasoned look into the expanding world of Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMSs)

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Subsea Robotics: ROV & AUV Market & Tech Trends

October 8, 2012 - via Duke University Excerpts from the report on the market and technology trends in ROVs and AUVs are provided in this article.

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Undersea Mines Could Be Next Decade's IEDs

September 13, 2012 - via National Defense Undersecretary of the Navy Robert O. Work said the next decade will see the rise of surface and underwater unmanned vehicles. Maritime unmanned systems will gain prominence as the U.S. military focuses its attention on the Pacific Ocean

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The Future of Maritime Warfare: Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs)

August 21, 2012 - via Maritime Security Challenges 2012 Royal Roads University, the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, and Maritime Forces Pacific will be holding the biennial Maritime Security Challenges conference in Victoria BC from October 1-3, 2012. One of the conference panel discussions will focus on maritime applications of unmanned vehicles. This article by Craig Graham explores several different uses for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) in maritime security operations.

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Unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) research pulls into the fast lane, led by ONR contracts

June 4, 2012 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics There's suddenly a lot of exciting work going on in unmanned underwater vehicles, or UUVs for short. One of the most influential research organizations pushing UUV technology forward is the Office of Naval Research, or ONR, in Arlington, Va.

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US Navy Program Guide 2012

May 16, 2012 - via U S Navy This guide provides an update and status on U S Navy programs. Navy AUV/UUV programs are highlighted here.

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Supercapacitors replace batteries

May 4, 2012 - via IDTechEX This article shares some of the research carried out for the new IDTechEx report, Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors 2013-2023.

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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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Exploring Earth’s final frontier

April 17, 2012 - via Vancouver Sun Fourth in a series: B.C. pioneers are at the heart of the world’s submersible technology development

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US Navy develops unusual “jellyfish” and “Tuna” shaped underwater drones

April 6, 2012 - via Charlotte Examiner A number of new designs of small underwater drones are expected in the coming years. The Office of Naval Research has been sponsoring new breeds of vehicles

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U.S. Expands Use Of Underwater Unmanned Vehicles

March 14, 2012 - via National Defense Apr 2012 The Pentagon’s budget request for unmanned maritime systems (including unmanned surface) research, development, testing, procurement, operations and maintenance is approximately $641 million for the 2011 to 2015 period.

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Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and Autonomous Operated Vehicles (AUV) in the Energy Market 2012-2022

January 19, 2012 - via Visiongain This report offers an examination of the ROV and AUV market over the next decade, providing detailed market forecasts for each of the regional markets and offering in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing companies in the ROV and AUV market throughout the world.

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INESC TEC Researcher Edits Book on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

December 11, 2011 - via INESC Nuno Cruz, a researcher at the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Unit (ROBIS) at INESC TEC, edited the book Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, published by InTechopen in October 2011.

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The Terrorist Threat Beneath the Waves

November 2, 2011 - via Wall Street Journal The world's vast undersea energy infrastructure—oil and gas platforms, wellheads, pipelines and pumps—is now vulnerable to attack by cheap submarines and unmanned vehicles.

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Navy works on unmanned, undersea vehicles

October 21, 2011 - via Federal News Radio Capt. Duane Ashton, executive office for Littoral Combat Ships, U.S. Navy talks on SMCM UUV's

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Unmanned underwater vehicles take advantage of advanced sensors and processors for navigation and artificial intelligence

August 23, 2011 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics Navy experts and industry leaders are looking into the latest generation of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) for maritime applications ranging from training and mission rehearsal, undersea surveys and surveillance, locating and destroying enemy mines, and potentially even covertly deploying weapons.

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Exploring History

August 10, 2011 - via NOAA AUVs are designed with the intelligence to perform their tasks, identify problems, and adapt to different situations. AUVs can help protect our environment, as well as mitigate threats to our national security. And now, they are even being used to search for sunken history.

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Is the Global Defence Market Ready for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles?

June 2, 2011 - via Defence IQ While the rest of society is fascinated by the flight of UAVs and their actions around the world (particularly their secretive anti-terror applications), the shift of proven unmanned technologies to underwater and deep sea domains will only intensify.

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“ROBOTS IN ARMS”

November 5, 2010 - via Second Line of Defense Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer, U.S. Navy (Ret.) on the Future of Military Robotics and Awaiting New Concepts of Operations

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UUV Development Accelerates

September 2, 2010 - via Aviation Week Experts are convinced that unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) will play major roles in naval warfare. They concede, however, that full realization of this vision is in the future.

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