Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Homeland Defense
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
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This is an accompanying project to the Autonomous Ship Detection project ONR N00014-02-1- 0267. The Autonomous Ship Detection statement of work was modified due to the events of September-11-2001. The U.S. Coast Guard requested and received from the Office of Naval Research the approval to change the focus to the use of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles AUV for Port Security operations. This decision was approved in mid March-2002 and work commenced in the beginning of April- 2002. The Coast Guard has specified the use of 12-34 diameter vehicles to support the Port security efforts. This size restriction was not a consideration in the original proposal, therefore, we will purchase an appropriate AUV based on the vehicle specifications as defined by the results of the Autonomous Ship Detection project.
- Submarine Engineering