Adaptive Multi-sensor Biomimetics for Unsupervised Submarine Hunt (AMBUSH): Early Results
Defence R and D Canada -Atlantic Research Centre Dartmouth, NS Canada
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Underwater surveillance is inherently difficult because acoustic wave propagation and transmission are limited and unpredictable when targets and sensors move around in the communication-opaque undersea environment. Todays Navy underwater sensors enable the collection of a massive amount of data, often analyzed offline. The Navy of tomorrow will dominate by making sense of that data in real-time. DRDCs AMBUSH project proposes a new undersea-surveillance network paradigm that will enable such real-time operation. Nature abounds with examples of collaborative tasks taking place despite limited communication and computational capabilities. This publication describes a years worth of research efforts finding inspiration in Natures collaborative tasks such as wolves hunting in packs. This project proposes the utilization of a heterogeneous network combining both static and mobile network nodes.