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Back Long-endurance Acoustic and Environmental Sensing using an Integrated Multi-glider UUV/USV System
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
Joseph, John E.
Horner, Douglas P.
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
|Summary||This project will advance our investigation into the cooperative use of small undersea gliders (eg, Spray, Slocum and Seagliders) and surface-based gliders (eg, Wave Gliders, AutoNaut) as an integrated, long-endurance ISR and environmental sensing system. Leveraging collaborative networked behavior and using a minimal surface footprint, the system is designed to provide a multi-month, at-sea capability for operational situational awareness and timely wide-area environmental assessment applicable to many Undersea Warfare and Battlespace Awareness missions. This research builds upon our theoretical and modeling studies and preliminary field datasets, and is unique in that it emphasizes objectives in both engineering (collaborative navigation strategies) and science (acoustic propagation, adaptive sampling) that are appropriate for thesis research. Students will have the opportunity to develop thesis ideas on topics such as controls for a multi-asset system, cross-domain communication of critical data and navigational information in challenging environments, impacts of environmental factors affecting system performance and optimization, and strategies for adaptive sampling. Students will also be able to investigate innovative methods of fine-tuning and adapting this distributed system in response to changing environmental conditions and/or partial loss in capability.|
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