News Articles with Category: Docking Stations

Osbit supplies dock, garage for Modus AUV

September 19, 2016 - via Orbit The company designed and manufactured a floating launch dock and a sea parking garage to meet Modus’ launch and recovery requirements for the Saab Sabertooth hybrid AUV.

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Enhanced Operational Readiness for CMRE Underwater Vehicles

March 1, 2016 - via CMRE CMRE began developing concepts for allowing a quick data transfer on autonomous vehicles in 2014. The challenges in developing an underwater field swappable storage unit are in the use of unconventional underwater connectors (typically not suited for standard data buses) and the miniaturization imposed by the portability of the system despite its ability to sustain high pressures.

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Underwater Energy Transfer to Expand UUV Capability

August 20, 2015 - via NSWC Carderock The ability to use wireless technology to charge UUV batteries while underwater may significantly decrease time between missions, improving overall utility.

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Pentagon mulls secret underwater recharge stations for submarine drones

May 23, 2015 - via Office of Naval Research The pods will allow the unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to dock, recharge, upload data and download new orders before shoving off again.

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The 7-11 For Robot Subs: Underwater Plug And Stay Hubs

May 21, 2015 - via Office of Naval Research Forward-Deployed Energy & Communications Outpost (FDECO) allows unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to dock, recharge, upload data and download new orders, and then be on their way.

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AUV Docking Station Integration with Monterey Inner Shelf Observatory

November 15, 2012 - via Naval Postgraduate School Engineers from the NPS Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research (CAVR) and the Department of Oceanography are developing an interface so that the Monterey Inner Shelf Observatory (MISO), located in 16 m deep water 600 meters offshore from NPS, can host a REMUS docking station developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

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Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting Systems Designed to Minimize Size of Batteries or Eliminate Batteries with Supercapacitors

October 31, 2012 - via Electro Standards Laboratory Targeted applications for this technology include: recharging stations for unmanned underwater vehicles, replacement or augmentation for solar power, elimination of batteries, sonar listening stations, weather monitoring buoys, wave monitoring buoys, tsunami warning stations, and port monitoring buoys.

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Docking Stations Let Sea Robots Recharge Batteries

October 30, 2012 - via Design News The docking station looks a cage-like frame that houses the docked vehicle. An acoustic transmitter provides a signal used to guide the vessel safely to the dock. Coils on the station transmit energy to vehicle batteries, and a WiFi network allows the data exchange between the vessels and the dock

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Deep sea stations could recharge underwater robots

October 8, 2012 - via Boston Globe Bluefin has built a docking station that communicates directly with underwater vehicles, guiding them to where they can recharge and transfer data.

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