Tag Archives: situational awareness

Homeland Security Hosts HAZMAT Demo for First Responders in Houston

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is hosting a demonstration of integrating emergency response technologies during a simulated HAZMAT scenario at the Port of Houston on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) – Harris County Operational Experimentation (OpEx) involves a coordinated response by Houston public safety agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard

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Shape-Shifting AUV-ROV Robot Released

Houston Mechatronics announced a new subsea robot, Aquanaut, a multipurpose subsea robot that employs a shape-shifting transformation from an AUV to an ROV, removing the need for vessels and tethers.  The vehicle enables both data collection over long distances and manipulation of subsea objects. Aquanaut was designed to operate over-the-horizon with onshore operator supervision. It removes the need for onsite vessels and people from subsea work while maintaining the operator’s situational awareness

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Complicated Web of Technology, Human Error and Funding Questions May Be to Blame for USS McCain Collision

Ten sailors lost their lives last week when USS John S. McCain collided with a Liberian chemical tanker near Singapore. Early reports blamed a possible steering failure in the McCain vessel, and the question of cyber attack is still under investigation by the Navy. While the problem may have been related to the ship’s integrated bridge navigation system (IBNS), the

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