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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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Kraken Receives Financial Contribution from the Government of Canada

November 10, 2016 - via Kraken Sonar

The funding is being used to develop Autonomous Launch and Recovery Systems (A-LARS) for Unmanned Maritime Vehicles.

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Iver3-AUV Plays Active Role in Unmanned Warrior

November 10, 2016 - via Marine Technology News

The Iver-3 systems were used in a segment of Unmanned Warrior known as Hell Bay, during which groups of underwater vehicles demonstrate how they collaborate to carry out autonomous tasks like target location and recognition.

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CSIRO Ningaloo research trip unearths anchor that may be 150 years old

November 9, 2016 - via CSIRO

As part of a four-and-a-half-year research project, scientists are using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to help create the most detailed maps of Ningaloo reef on record, particularly in the deeper, less-explored areas.

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Teledyne Marine Plays Key Role Onboard IVER AUVs

November 9, 2016 - via Teledyne Marine

The Teledyne Marine companies have been dedicated partners for several years; we’ve absolutely helped each other reach new levels of performance

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Co.L.Mar adapts pipeline leak detector for AUVs

November 9, 2016 - via Co.L.Mar

For this project, Co.L.Mar developed a second-generation version of the equipment which can part-process data during inspection in real time, as opposed to merely delivering recorded data, and also generate a real-time leak probability parameter.

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Sea Floor May Be Terrain for Future Warfare

November 9, 2016 - via Seapower

Forecasting the increasing use of the sea floor for sensors, AUV energy charging stations and possibly more sophisticated weaponization.

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The Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market in the APAC Region Is Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate Between 2016 and 2022

November 8, 2016 - via Markets and Markets

The autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) market is expected to grow from USD 211.8 Million in 2016 to USD 497.9 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 15.31% during the forecast period.

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Now Available: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market - Global Forecast to 2022

November 7, 2016 - via Fast Market Research

Fast Market Research announces the availability of the new Markets and Markets report, "Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Market - Global Forecast to 2022", on their comprehensive research portal

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DoD’s Proposed Rule Would Create Additional Risk and Burdens for Contractors Handling Export-Controlled Information

November 7, 2016 - via JD Supra

The Proposed Rule creates a procedure for DoD to release unclassified technical data subject to EAR and ITAR to “qualified contractors,” which are defined to mean qualified U.S. and Canadian contractors. The Proposed Rule raises critical operational and legal issues for U.S. and Canadian defense contractors seeking to obtain ITAR and EAR technical data from DoD

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SWARMs early trial : ECA Group 's A9 AUV successfully demonstrates the efficency of its interferometric side-looking sonar

November 4, 2016 - via ECA Group

During the early trials of the SWARMS project, ECA Group deployed its A9 AUV equipped with interferometric side-looking sonar (phase differencing bathymetric sonar) in a shallow water environment (13-20m water depth).

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Unmanned ocean glider sails to Sri Lanka in research mission

November 4, 2016 - via SL Times

The glider's course would follow the historic four-year voyage of the HMS Challenger, which set off in 1872, and the data collected would be compared to that of those early oceanographic pioneers to see how the Indian Ocean has changed.

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Ocean Glider sets sail for Sri Lanka

November 4, 2016 - via University of Western Australia

Challenger is expected to take 12 months to travel from Fremantle to Galle, Sri Lanka before it attempts to circumnavigate the rim of the Indian Ocean, taking a further two years.

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