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Unmanned Systems

More Reliable Doppler LiDAR for Autonomous Navigation

The LiDAR sensor utilizes Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technique to determine the distance to the target and the velocity between the sensor and target.

NASA Spinoff
Unmanned Systems

Space to Sea: An Underwater Robot Takes a Deep Dive

Aquanaut, built on lessons from NASA’s robot astronaut, will cut costs for ocean industries.

Special Reports
AR/AI

Aerospace & Military Robotics - September 2022

Autonomous robots explore the deep sea...AI-powered machines think for themselves in hazardous places...advanced bipedal robots combine walking with flying. These are just a few of the...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

MOSA Enclosure Design for Military Systems

Modular Open Standard Architectures are popular for their inherent advantages of an open, multi-vendor system. They are the framework for Sensor Open Standard Architecture, which is widely mandated for projects in the tri-service community.

Briefs
Communications

Investigation of Requirements and Capabilities of Next-Generation Mine Warfare Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

The current fleet of United States Navy Mine Countermeasures ships, the Avenger class, is reaching the end of its planned service life.

Blog
Defense

Underwater Security System

KnightShield covers medium ranges in ports and detects hostile divers – whether using closed or open breathing apparatus – as well as AUVs, SDVs, DPVs, and UUVs.

INSIDER
Robotics, Automation & Control

Charting a Safe Course Through a Highly Uncertain Environment

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

Special Reports
Semiconductors & ICs

Rugged Computing & Electronics - June 2022

From the battlefield to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. Keep pace with the latest developments in this compendium of recent...

5 Ws
Unmanned Systems

5Ws of the Green Submarine

Who

A fully automated net positive submarine fleet, powered entirely on hydrogen, could help cleanse the oceans of toxic pollution. Developed by London-based startup Oceanways, the submarine was named among the...

Articles
Imaging

Using Underwater Robotics for Autonomous Deep-Sea Exploration

A decade ago, industries that needed to perform underwater inspection and maintenance had only one option: send a human diver into the water. In both the military and commercial...

Application Briefs
Communications

Underwater Acoustic Communication System

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DSIT Solutions recently launched WhitePointer, a state-of-the-art underwater acoustic communication system that enables...

Briefs
Propulsion

Experimental Assessment of Entanglement for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle with an Open, Three-Bladed Propeller

This research evaluates the entanglement of an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) operating in marine vegetation common to...

INSIDER
Sensors/Data Acquisition

First Annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA

SMi is proud to present the 1st annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA conference, taking place on the 5th and 6th of May 2022 in Arlington, VA.

Special Reports
Aerospace

Unmanned Systems - March 2022

Powering better battlefield drones...autonomous quadcopters that fly aerobatic maneuvers...a breakthrough in compact UAV satellite communications technology. Read about these and other advances in air, ground,...

INSIDER
Robotics, Automation & Control

Artificial Intelligence Guides Drones to Navigate Oceans

Engineers at Caltech, ETH Zurich, and Harvard are developing artificial intelligence (AI) that will allow autonomous drones to use ocean currents to aid their navigation, rather...

Special Reports
Electronics & Computers

Rugged Computing & Electronics - November 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we...

News
Unmanned Systems

AUSA 2021: High Tech, Big Tech

One of the most impressive things about a trade show like AUSA 2021 is not just the tech on display, but the size of the tech on display.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Developing Object Detection Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Truly autonomous UAVs will require computer vision and navigation, cooperation between autonomous vehicles, and explainable and robust AI.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Development and Testing of a New Version of MBUD for Cued Classification of Marine UXO

MBUD has a new data acquisition system and incorporates technical modifications to eliminate the noise encountered in seawater.

News
Government

Register Now: Counter UAS Technology 2021

The two-day event highlights cutting-edge products and services designed to protect DoD personnel, equipment, and infrastructure from hostile drones.

Briefs
Propulsion

Fuel Cell Boosts Electric-Powered Vehicles

This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.

News
Unmanned Systems

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021 in Atlanta

The rescheduled 2021 AUVSI XPONENTIAL unmanned vehicles and robotics technology trade show got underway this week.

Articles
Data Acquisition

Designing Rugged SWaP-Optimized MOSA Solutions for UUVs

See how suppliers of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) subsystems are supporting the U.S. Navy's effort to invest in unmanned undersea vehicles.

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Using Low-Frequency Broadband Sonar on UUVs

A number of science and technology efforts are helping to deliver new combat capability to warfighters.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Portable Diver Detection Sonar System

DSIT Solutions Ltd., recently supplied a NATO country with its PointShield Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) system.

Videos
Robotics, Automation & Control

Robot Starfish Uses A.I. to Find the Best Path Underwater

A robotic starfish can find the most optimal way through the water, thanks to a machine-learning system from MIT.

Question of the Week
Robotics, Automation & Control

Will Underwater Exploration Go Battery-Free?

A Tech Brief featured in our April issue highlighted a battery-free pinpointing system from MIT called Underwater Backscatter Localization. Rather than emitting its own acoustic signals, the “UBL” reflects modulated signals from its environment. The reflections provide researchers with positioning...

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Amphibious Combat Vehicle

The ACV is an advanced, next generation vehicle designed for conducting ship-to-shore operations and effectively getting Marines into the fight.

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Underwater Navigation System Powered by Sound

This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.