Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Underwater & Surface Vehicles (UUV/​USV)

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
The two-day event highlights cutting-edge products and services designed to protect DoD personnel, equipment, and infrastructure from hostile drones.
News: Defense
The rescheduled 2021 AUVSI XPONENTIAL unmanned vehicles and robotics technology trade show got underway this week.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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
A number of science and technology efforts are helping to deliver new combat capability to warfighters.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
DSIT Solutions Ltd., recently supplied a NATO country with its PointShield Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) system.
Application Briefs: Defense
The ACV is an advanced, next generation vehicle designed for conducting ship-to-shore operations and effectively getting Marines into the fight.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
SRC recently demonstrated its Silent Archer® counter-unmanned aircraft system at Eglin Air Force Base.
Application Briefs: Energy
See how the Royal Canadian Navy is using GE’s Integrated Full Electrical Power and Propulsion System (IFEP).
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
The Switchblade missile system is back-packable and rapidly deployable from ground platforms.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.
Articles: Government
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
Articles: Motion Control

Finding ways to overcome physical limitations so that humans can dive deeper and stay underwater longer has been an ongoing quest. Back in the 15th century, Leonardo Da Vinci drew sketches of a submarine and a...

Briefs: Aerospace

A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled “SoFi,” a soft robotic fish that can independently swim alongside real fish in the...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Emerging mission requirements from global defense forces are driving new programs and applications for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) platforms. Like their airborne counterparts,...

Briefs: Imaging

Using unmanned surface vessels (USVs) for “dull, dirty and dangerous missions” is gaining traction in recent years as it removes the human...

Articles: Unmanned Systems

In December, 2016 the newest class of unmanned vehicles, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) made international headlines after China, in an unprecedented act, seized an unclassified “ocean...

INSIDER: Defense

After a year of internal research and development, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, recently conducted a large, at-sea...

Briefs: Unmanned Systems

Nuclear powered submarines can stay submerged for days at a time and only have to come to periscope depth (PD) for...

Articles: Defense

Advances in unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) are providing government agencies and commercial organizations with new capabilities across a variety of mission requirements....

Articles: Defense

Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs), also commonly referred to as Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs), have a history dating back to 1957 with the Special Purpose Underwater Research...

Briefs: Aerospace

One critical aspect in developing a quantitative model of unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) operator and system performance has been to adopt a task-centric approach to...

Articles: Unmanned Systems

So far, defense companies have done a credible job fielding Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), or other water-borne robots to address critical...

Articles: Defense

The U.S. military has incorporated many robotic systems into battlefield scenarios over the past several years, ranging from a single vehicle or unattended sensor to multiple vehicles...

Briefs: Information Technology

Three algorithms, and software that implements the algorithms, have been conceived and analyzed as means of effecting automated planning of scientific observations by a fleet of unmanned...

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