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Fiscal Year 2011
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Investigator(s) Horner, Douglas P.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary Currently multi-vehicles maintain tight formation control by ensuring that full communication exists between all vehicles. The goal of the research is to loosen that constraint. In other words is it possible to have multi-vehicle collaboratively conducting a combined surveillance without the vehicles maintaining a formation at all times? In the envisioned arrangement vehicles would dynamically come into and out of the network reporting sensory and navigation information. This ability requires development of several aspects of underwater robotics including: Networking, Control and Navigation (SLAM).
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