On the LDUUV program Metron Inc. in Reston, Va., is developing experimental autonomy and mission planning software. Also working on autonomy and control for the future LDUUV is Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass. -- maker of the Remote Environmental Measuring Unit (REMUS) UUV.
Hydroid is using the same vehicle-control architecture for the LDUUV as the company uses in the REMUS UUV, which should make it easy to move software from one vehicle to the other.
Among the companies working on LDUUV power and propulsion technologies are Fuelcell Energy Inc. in Danbury, Conn.; Sierra Lobo Inc. in Fremont, Ohio; the Hamilton Sundstrand Corp. Sea Systems segment, in Windsor Locks, Conn.; General Atomics in San Diego; Lynntech Inc. in College Station, Texas; and NexTech Materials Ltd. in Lewis Center, Ohio.