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dc.contributor.authorHorner, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Ian
dc.contributor.otherCenter for Autonomous Vehicle Research
dc.datePeriod of Performance: 10/01/2015-09/30/2017
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-05T23:57:07Z
dc.date.available2018-04-05T23:57:07Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.otherNPS-16-N596-A
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/57707
dc.description.abstractHistorically, maritime Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) development has focused on long-range, open-ocean applications. However, a large number of applications, particularly for Naval Special Warfare (NSW) missions, require operation close to objects (e.g., the seafloor, ships, submarines, submerged structures, other AUVs, and even divers). This study investigated the use of agile, hover-capable AUVs during NSW operations. Ongoing research at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is focused on developing an agile, hover-capable AUV that is suitable for operations in close proximity to any or all of the above (close quarters operations). Continued research is required in precise platform control and dynamic stabilization, precision terrain-relative navigation, 3D mapping and obstacle avoidance, joint diver-robot operations with autonomous and semi-autonomous modes of operation, and autonomous intervention. Building on ongoing efforts, this effort will specifically investigate the use of an AUV in support of NSW missions. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to research the challenges associated with proximal AUV operations, including control, terrain-relative navigation, 3D mapping and obstacle avoidance, and intervention.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Research Programen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared for Topic Sponsor: Naval Special Warfare; ASN (RDA); Research POC Name: Daniel Steward CAPT (Ret.)en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAgile, Hovering AUVs For Naval Special Warfare Operationsen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Research Program
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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