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  how an underwater vehicle could reach the glacier,  find a sonar system that would work with both glacial and arctic ice, and  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.
|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|