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CRUSER Research

CRUSER has funding to support NPS Faculty research focused on any aspect of unmanned systems/robotics related research.  Researchers are selected based upon presentations at our spring Technical Continuum (TechCon) or our annual Call for Proposals. Proposals that support concepts from our current innovation thread are encouraged, but all research related to unmanned systems or robotics will be considered. 

CRUSER has been seeding research since 2011. For past Annual Reports with project summaries, see the list below.


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CRUSER Funding FY12-20


Current Funded Research

COTS Unmanned Systems and Partner Force Innovation
Prof. Leo Blanken
Prof. Justin Davis

Counter Aerial UxS Munition Delivery System
Prof. Christopher Brophy
Prof. Joshua Codoni

Ethical Control of Unmanned Systems: Repeatable Mission Evaluation Through
Unmanned Systems Data Strategy for UMAA/RAIL

Prof. Don Brutzman
Prof. Curtis Blais

Communication Dynamics of Human-Machine Teams in Context Sensitive Battle-Field Environment
Prof. Anthony Canan
Prof. Mustafa Dumir (ASU)

Developing operational planning simulations for defense against attacking drone swarms
Prof. Abram Clark
Prof. Isaac Kaminer

Expediting Swarm System Development with High Fidelity Live/Virtual Modeling and Simulation
Prof. Duane Davis
Prof. Kevin Jones
Prof. Katy Giles, CDR, USN

Priority Legal and Policy Issues of UxS
Kristen Fletcher
Eric Hahn

Behavior Automation for UxV Networked Control Systems
Prof. Douglas Horner
Prof. Geoffrey Xie
Prof. Ruriko Yoshida

Aqua-Quad Vector Sensor Integration and Participation in Trident Warrior 2021
Prof. Vladimir Dobrokhodov
Dr. Paul Leary
Prof. Kevin Smith

Hybrid USV Attacks for Counter-Swarm Experimentation 
Prof. Sean Kragelund
Prof. Isaac Kaminer

Predictive Failure Analysis for Autonomous Networked Ground Stations
Prof. Jim Newman
Giovanni Minelli

Formation, Implementation, and Verification of Requirements for Human-Autonomy Teaming
Prof. Douglas Van Bossuyt
Prof. Robert Semmens
Kristen Fletcher
Kristin Weger
Bryan Mesmer
Nathan Tenhundfeld
Nicholaos Jones

sUAS-based Environmental Sampling in Support of High Energy Laser Weapon Systems
Prof. Qing Wang
Ryan Yamaguchi

Localization of Unmanned Ground Systems Using the Zero Velocity Update Technique and a 3-D LiDAR in the Absence of GNSS
Prof. Xiaoping Yun
Prof. James Calusdian

Enhancing c-UAS Capabilities using a 3D LiDAR
Prof. Oleg Yakimenko

2020 Funded Research

2020 Funded Research

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2019 Funded Research 

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Bio-inspired MEMS acoustic sensor for small flying UAS localization
2018 Funded Research 

2018 Funded Research 

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Bio-inspired MEMS acoustic sensor for robotic autonomous systems applications
2017 Funded Research

2017 Funded Research

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Bio-inspired MEMS acoustic sensor for robotic autonomous systems applications
Investigation of unsteady hydrodynamic loads on a UUV during near surface operations
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Prior Funded Research

To see research funded prior to 2017, please see our Annual Reports.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

CRUSER annual reports, available beginning with FY11, include a summary of activities for the year as well as seeded research project summaries. These reports, all processed as NPS Technical Reports, are available through the NPS Dudley Knox Library.