ResearchA common programmatic theme underlies the research work performed at AUSI, best summarized by the goals of the Multiple Cooperating AUVs (MCAUV) program: to evaluate a Long Endurance Mobile Underwater Coastal Surveillance System through a series of in-water demonstrations. In doing so, the MCAUV program seeks to move laboratory results from a range of preliminary AUV technologies into the open sea environment. These technologies focus on communication and cooperation among multiple heterogenous AUVs; they include low-level underwater networking and high-level language protocols, cooperation strategies for adaptive sampling, and user interface issues inherent in AUV mission planning, monitoring and control.
Key organizations include AUSI, Technology Systems, Inc. (TSI), Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI), the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)-Newport, University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Below is an overview to the programs and research topics currently being investigated, along with links to further information.
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