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Navy's Silent NEMO project the GhostSwimmer™ strives to significantly advance UUV technology throughout the world. Read more


BIOSwimmer™ is designed for high maneuverability in harsh environments, with a flexible aft section. Read more

Iver 3 Nano

The Iver3 Nano is the most affordable AUV platform released by Ocean Server Technology.  Starting at just $53K USD including sonar (and $82K with SS and DVL) Read More

Haiyan underwater glider

The Haiyan underwater glider is 1.8 meters in length with a diameter of 0.3 meter, and weighs about 70 kilograms. The device is developed by a scientific research team of Tianjin University. The underwater glider can go 1,500 meters underwater; its maximum voyage is 1,000 kilometers and it can work 30 days continuously. Read Article

AutoNaut USV

AutoNaut is wave propelled and performs equally well on all headings, and has long endurance.
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Two Men Charged With Stealing Defense Contractor's Trade Secrets

November 14, 2017 - via Hartford Courant Search warrants from March to November 2011 found that both men uploaded LBI's proprietary information to accounts in Dropbox, a cloud-based storage system, according to the 29-count indictment returned by a grand jury sitting in Bridgeport.

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MH370 searchers revisit ocean anomalies

November 14, 2016 - via The West Australian About 96 per cent of the search area has been probed using deep tow sonar but there some areas this technology cannot adequately penetrate. These areas are marked and an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) currently carried by the Fugro Equator investigates those over a size determined by studies of underwater debris fields from previous aircraft accidents.

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DoD IG: Navy Should Reevaluate or Cancel Surface Mine Countermeasure UUV Program

November 14, 2016 - via DOD Inspector General The report stated the Navy has yet to demonstrate Knifefish’s capacity to detect, classify and identify bottom and buried mines and failure to meet minimum requirements could result to program reassessment or modification of production increments.

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New batteries that mimic the human intestine could store 5 times more energy

November 13, 2016 - via University of Cambridge The research, led by a team from the University of Cambridge in the UK, overcomes one of the major drawbacks of lithium-sulphur batteries, which is that they degrade much faster than lithium-ion cells, despite their superior energy density.

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Teledyne Marine Presents Enhanced Survey Capability at Belgian Navy 2016 North Sea Unmanned MCM Trials

November 12, 2016 - via Teledyne Gavia During the trials, Teledyne Marine showcased a significant capability in Gap fill utilizing the Teledyne BlueView 2250 multibeam profiler coupled with the Edgetech 2205 600/1600 kHz Side Scan Sonar on a Gavia AUV.

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Pressure-tolerant batteries promise improved performance for deep-dive underwater vehicles

November 10, 2016 - via The Engineer As vehicles go deeper, the pressure vessels become excessively heavy and expensive and AUVs with internal batteries become limited by the fact that these batteries have to be recharged.

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High-performance lithium sulphur batteries for deep-dive underwater vehicles move a step closer

November 10, 2016 - via Steatite Batteries The Consortium aims to produce a pressure-tolerant battery pack that delivers increased energy storage and that can be hot swapped to improve operational use.

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Coating Stops Exploding Batteries Thermal breakdown beat at a cost

November 10, 2016 - via EE Times The atomic layer coatings are chemically bonded on the surface of active material particles that make up the Li-Ion battery cathode. It works like a protective coating on an M&M. Independent testing and research has shown that ALD coatings can prevent or reduce the formation of these unwanted chemical species within Li-Ion batteries that can lead exothermic reactions [thermal runaway]

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