Research Summaries

Back VSW Mine Neutralization

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 Douglas Horner was selected in FY2006 by ONR to help oversee the technical management of the VSW Neutralization program. This will continue in FY2010 where the focus of the program will be development of technologies for the re-acquisition and neutralization of previously detected mine shapes. One goal for the FY2010 program will be the development of algorithms that will permit a flapping foil AUV to use features to re-acquire and hold position on a designated bottom mine shape. The Feature Based Navigation algorithms that are being developed may be useful in a variety of naval applications.
Keywords Mine Neutralization, AUV, Robotics, Feature Based Navigation
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