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May 2016 IssueCOMMUNICATIONS
A hybrid AUV/ROV with optical and acoustic communication methods in use at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas, with a replica of the International Space Station in the background. (Photo Credit: Sonardyne International Ltd.)
A NEW KIND OF HUNT
Steve Werblow (freelancer) discusses the use of CastAway CTDs to gather data under the Hudson Bay ice.
US GOVERNMENT FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET
Sea Technology’s annual review of the president’s budget takes a look at funding for various ocean-related agencies.
UNDERSEA DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY
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BETTER COMMUNICATION AT SEA
Romain Butet (MVG) looks at the NeptuLink modem and how it enables high-speed Internet to vessels while at sea.
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INDUCTIVELY COUPLED UNDERWATER DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Zhang Xiaowei, Deng Yun and Jiang Fei (China’s National Ocean Technology Center) present their test results for real-time monitoring of marine and freshwater environments.
UNDERWATER SURVEY OF HISTORIC US NAVY SEAPLANE
Dr. Hans Van Tilburg (NOAA) reveals details of the Catalina PBY-5 lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
MODERN TOWED SYSTEMS
Christian Haag, Christian Dreyschultze (Mariscope) and Raúl A. C. González (National University of Comahue) discuss new developments and applications for multipurpose platforms.
AUTONOMOUS USV OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE
Peng Wu, Dr. Shaorong Xie and Hengli Liu (Shanghai University) present their findings on solving problems of the defects of the APF algorithm and sensor errors.
ACCURACY COMPARISON OF ONLINE GNSS PPP
Dr. Reha Metin Alkan (Istanbul Technical University), Î. Murat Ozulu and Veli Îlçi (Hitit University) discuss their study analyzing Web positioning services’ performance in marine environments.
DEVELOPMENT OF MODULAR USVS FOR COASTAL ZONE MONITORING
Dr. Enrico Simetti, Dr. Sandro Torelli and Alessandro Sperindé (DIBRIS, University of Genova) look at two new USVs that will be used to monitor geophysical and environmental parameters.
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