Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back Regular CRUSER Exercise Operations at Sea Using NPS "Wave Glider" USV #2 from Liquid Robotics
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
|Investigator(s)||Brutzman, Donald P.|
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
Years of experience in related projects can be leveraged to make this valuable resource available for broad use by student-driven CRUSER course and research projects in a real-time maritime environment spanning the California Coast (Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Francisco). Initial critical path to achieve persistent capabilities includes bench testing to establish regular network communications for data transfer and command receipt. Specific technical objectives include continuous data recording, transmission, archival storage and visualization routines for 24x7x365 operations; expose collected data products via Web browsers using open standards (HTMLS, XML, KML placemarks, SVG images, X3D Graphics); public or FOUO Web access, hourly updates of mobile offshore monitoring activities using fully open-source software; and host archival data collection projects by NPS faculty and students.
Key questions of interest include
- How can the WaveGlider become an operational asset support NPS research?
- How can distributed teams monitor and control a remote asset collaboratively using a mix of OPCON centers and Web-based access?
- How can collected data assets be coherently recorded, archived, visualized and reused over the long term, supporting student research and operational analysis?
- How might at-sea operations by unmanned systems best complement on-land research efforts being conducted quarterly by NPS and external partners in the Joint Interoperability Field Experiment (HFX) series?
- What combination of network protocols best support distributed collaboration efforts? Can such approaches mimic the functionality of Navy test ranges or be adapted by Navy laboratories?
- What future steps are appropriate to steadily grow the capabilities and maximize the opportunities afforded by long-duration at-sea testing using the WaveGlider UUV in concert with other NPS unmanned systems (space, airborne, surface and submerged)?
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