Makai Ocean Engineering and the University of Hawaii (UH) have jointly developed a novel autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that can effectively deploy seafloor sensing equipment by combining features of a free-swimming AUV and those of a bottom crawling vehicle.
University of Victoria (UVic) mechanical engineer Alison Proctor and her department’s 3.5-metre long, Bluefin Robotics AUV, and supported by a Parks Canada research vessel and crew, may have made one of the oldest archeological finds in Canada.
Kongsberg Maritime is launching MUNIN, the next generation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for offshore survey at Offshore Europe 2013. Kongsberg Maritime's Subsea Division has combined its experience in developing and manufacturing the highly reliable HUGIN and REMUS AUVs to bring the compact MUNIN AUV to the market, setting new standards for performance and flexibility in low logistics AUV survey operations.
Kongsberg Maritime has combined its experience in developing the HUGIN
and REMUS AUVs to bring the compact MUNIN AUV to the market.
In late July 2013, partners of the Marine Robotic System of Self-Organizing, Logically Linked Physical Nodes (MORPH) European Project concluded five-day sea trials in Toulon (FR), having successfully integrated several AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) and ASVs (Autonomous Surface Vehicles) into a coordinated multi-node MORPH system using EvoLogics underwater acoustic communication devices.
Teledyne Webb Research (TWR), a leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles including the Slocum glider and Slocum hybrid glider, announced today the phased opening of a Slocum glider service support and repair facility within its sister Teledyne Marine Group company, Teledyne TSS Ltd. which is located in Watford, Hertfordshire (UK).
As a Canadian manufacturer involved in the development of subsea technology, the ice-covered Canadian Arctic became a natural priority for Port Coquitlam, Canada-based International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE) and its AUV program. ISE has carried out numerous Arctic operations since the program began.
Scientists have successfully transitioned fundamental research in autonomy to undersea gliders, demonstrating in recent sea tests how the new software, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), can help robots become smarter at surveying large swaths of ocean.
Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt (FFI - Norway) has been contracted by the European Defence Agency (EDA) on behalf of Norway, Italy and Germany for the execution of the Collaborative R&T project Conformal Array Performance Estimation (CAPEM). CAPEM has a duration of 48 months, value of 4.75 Million Euro and is part of the EDA Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) R&T programme.
Bluefin Robotics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) is being awarded a subcontract from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for engineering and manufacturing of the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV). As a critical part of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mine Warfare mission package, the SMCM UUV system will provide the fleet mine warfare commander and sailors with enhanced mine-hunting capability and address the Navy's need to reliably detect and identify buried mines in high-clutter environments.