Accession Number:

AD1113234

Title:

Adaptive Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Littoral Surveillance: The GLINT10 Field Trial Results

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

NATO UNDERSEA RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY) LA SPEZIA Italy

Report Date:

2012-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Autonomous underwater vehicles AUVs have gained more interest in recent years for military as well as civilian applications. One potential application of AUVs is for the purpose of undersea surveillance. As research into undersea surveillance using AUVs progresses, issues arise as to how an AUV acquires, acts on, and shares information about the undersea battle space. These issues naturally touch on aspects of vehicle autonomy and underwater communications, and need to be resolved through a spiral development process that includes at sea experimentation. This paper presents a recent AUV implementation for active anti-submarine warfare tested at sea in the summer of 2010. On-board signal processing capabilities and an adaptive behavior are discussed in both a simulation and experimental context. The implications for underwater surveillance using AUVs are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE