Accession Number:

ADA439563

Title:

Undersea Navigation of a Glider UUV Using an Acoustic Communications Network

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

The US Navy is developing Seaweb undersea acoustic networking technology to enable distributed autonomous ocean sensors. An Unmanned Undersea Vehicle UUV can operate as a mobile node among the grid in the conduct of its own mission, using the fixed nodes as navigation reference points. The fixed grid provides a cellular communications infrastructure for command control and data telemetry. In turn, the UUV can support the fixed grid by physically redistributing large quantities of data throughout the network or for breaching the sea surface and acting as a mobile gateway node, communicating via satellite to a command center ashore. Assimilating UUVs as network nodes significantly enhances undersea network

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE