Accession Number:

ADA550589

Title:

Acoustic Communications with AUVs and Autonomous Oceanographic Sampling Network Development

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV BOCA RATON DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The general objective is to investigate basic and applied problems associated with the efficacious reconnaissance of littoral waters in support of mine warfare and oceanographic tasks. The particular research topics are basic and applied problems associated with acoustic communications, monitoring, command, and control of AUVs in support of the AOSN concept. An underlying goal is to strive for cost-effective means to solve these problems. Specifically with this proposal, we wish to address acoustic communications between a submarine and an AUV and the implications of networking elements such as AUVs, moorings, and support vessels for oceanographic and mine reconnaissance tasks. As our capability matures we will focus on cooperation between network elements for more effective use of resources and expanding the scope of the network.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE