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MOD2 Glider

Exocetus MOD2 Glider

The Exocetus MOD2 Glider is an AUV that utilizes a patented buoyancy engine to move through the water efficiently. The glider can carry large payloads through a range of water conditions without manual ballasting or user intervention. The MOD2 Glider builds on a design for the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Exocetus has invested 18 months updating electronics, implementing three

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Open Architecture Autonomy On US Government UUV Mission Controllers

Riptide and Draper will implement the maritime open architecture autonomy (MOAA) that Draper developed as an extensible open architecture framework for autonomous mission controllers for AUVs through millions of dollars of investment and decades of research and development. Draper has received approval from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport to provide MOAA as an option on all Riptide UUVs

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Study Examines how Dumped Munitions Move Underwater

University of Delaware researchers are studying how unexploded ordnance and munitions that were dumped in the oceans move underwater in order to better locate them for removal. They are using AUVs, sensors and positioning systems to study how fabricated surrogate munitions that they planted at a test site in Delaware Bay move over time depending on sediment, currents and storms.

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OceanScan-MST Uses iXblue Phins for Lightweight AUVs

iXblue’s Phins Compact Series has been selected by OceanScan-MST, the Portugal-based manufacturer of the lightweight, cost-effective AUV (LAUV), to equip three new vehicles. To respond to end-user demand for a higher position accuracy with a small size factor and lower cost, OceanScan-MST opted for the Phins C3. Built on iXblue’s fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology, the Phins compact series is a

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Paul Allen’s RV Petrel Finds USS Hornet Wreckage

One of the most important aircraft carriers in WWII history has been located by the crew of Paul Allen’s RV Petrel. The discovery of the USS Hornet was made during Petrel’s first mission of 2019. The USS Hornet played a pivotal role in some of the most important moments in WWII naval history, including the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Midway. From the deck of the Hornet,

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Optical Dissolved Oxygen Logger Allows Long-Term Deployment

RBR released the RBRduet³ T.ODO optical dissolved oxygen logger for applications down to 6,000 m. The optical oxygen sensor provides high stability for very long deployments where accurate dissolved oxygen concentration and saturation measurements are critical. Its marine thermistor provides a high accuracy temperature measurement. The fast version of the RBRduet³ has a 1 s time constant for dissolved oxygen

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