Accession Number:

ADA633252

Title:

Distributed Simulation-Based Design of Collaborative AOSN Missions

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV STATE COLLEGE APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A distributed, high resolution, robust and affordable concept for an Autonomous Oceanographic Sampling Network AOSN of undersea vehicles has been formulated to support vigorous hypothesis testing for resolving temporal and spatial gradients from distributed time series data over long periods of time. To support the development of an AOSN, the Ocean SAmpling MObile Network SAMON System is being developed as a hierarchically distributed command and control concept for a multi-vehicle semiautonomous oceanographic and environmental data collection system. This effort involves the implementation of a simulation test bed facility for the analysis and design of AOSN systems in a virtual ocean environment. The goals include design of AOSN missions using distributed components from various research institutions and the development of a distributed library of vehicle behaviors. The scope of the simulation missions could include, oceanographic data gathering, mine counter measures and will be supported by a Geographical Integration System GIS and oceanographic prediction systems. Mission coordination and collaboration will be accomplished by drawing upon legacy software for internet-based distributed computing.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE