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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Swarming Undersea Drones

At NAVALDRONES: Swarming Underwater Vehicles, an Update
Autonomous vehicles cooperating across various ocean depths will be useful for real time hydrography and to characterize acoustic propagation - a critical factor in antisubmarine warfare. Mine countermeasures is another obvious mission, along with autonomous swarmed attack against surface or sub-surface platforms.

Research being conducted by CcCoRo - here, one AUV detects an object and invites others to join it:


Ah, the possibilities. A lot of problems in the inshore areas might be addressed using this concept.

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