Continued Development of Advanced Marine Vehicles
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV DANIA BEACH FL SOUTH FLORIDA OCEAN MEASUREMENT FACILITY
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The US Navy has identified the enhancement of its littoral war fighting capability as a major priority. Clandestine rapid environmental assessment and mine reconnaissance are two significant capability enhancements where AUVs play a crucial role. SFOMC is developing a mature capability to conduct AUV experiments in an efficient and economical manner. The primary goal of this project is to provide additional AUV capabilities resident at SFOMC and to support specific analyses and experiments that further Navy objectives. The secondary goal is to provide the Navy and scientific community with a natural ocean laboratory that is environmentally exceedingly well characterized. This secondary goal is to have infrastructure for sustained ocean observations, flexible interfaces to new and emerging systems, a geographical information database, and real time as well as archived data reporting system.
- Submarine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods