Acoustical tracking, communication, and command and control of autonomous underwater gliders
The NPS Physics Dept manages a fleet of 10 autonomous underwater gliders (Exocetus Littoral Gliders) capable of carrying various sensor payloads and on-board computing. These gliders have been successfully deployed numerous times in the Monterey Bay area, and have recorded environmental features of the water column as well as hundreds of boat sounds and whale calls. In the next phase of this project, acoustic modems will be integrated into these platforms and into a Liquid Robotics Wave Glider SV2. The goals of this underwater acoustic communication integration is to allow for remote command and control of the Littoral Gliders while on mission, data exfiltration from the Littoral Gliders through the Wave Glider (acting as a gateway node), improved tracking of the submerged Littoral Gliders using acoustic ranging, and investigations of the underwater network capabilities between various platforms. Portions of this work are being done in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The project is funded by the Office of Naval Research, Code 321MS (Dr. Mike Traweek) and the ONR-sponsored CRUSER program at NPS.
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