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Glacier expedition a success for NUWC Division Newport and NASAGlacier expedition a success for NUWC Division Newport and NASA

October 1, 2012 via - NUWC Newport

The mission: determining the utility of AUVs for collecting data on the rapidly receding Helheim Glacier.

They needed to determine [1] how an underwater vehicle could reach the glacier, [2] find a sonar system that would work with both glacial and arctic ice, and [3] understand the operational challenges inherent in such an isolated environment. The team also needed to assess operational logistics for future AUV operations through the deployment of glider AUVs for oceanography and an assessment is also needed for a multi-narrow beam sonar for iceberg profiling and for the creation of future obstacle avoidance algorithms.

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  • Exocetus Coastal Glider
Author:Susan Farley
Publisher:NUWC Newport
Citation:Farley S, Glacier expedition a success for NUWC Division Newport and NASA [PART 2], NUWC Newport, Oct 1 2012
Date Published:October 1, 2012
External Link:http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1110963062547-8/1+Oct+2012+--+Greenland+Article+%5BPart+2%5D.pdf
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