Autonomous Systems

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Autonomous surface vehicle testing at Mendums Pond.

Autonomous surface vehicle testing at Mendums Pond. Photo credit Damian Manda.

 

Control and Autonomy of Marine Robotics

Working with NUWC Keyport and NAVSEA, UNH researchers are applying advanced control techniques to enhance the robust and reliable control of autonomous marine vehicles in various aquatic environments and sea states.

Control and Autonomy of Marine Robotics

Autonomous System of Collaborative Multi-Platform Unmanned Marine Vehicles

Using both underwater and surface autonomous vehicles, work is underway to establish an autonomous coordinated network of unmanned marine vehicles.  This research will also develop test beds to confirm general autonomy in future autonomous US Navy platforms and multi-platform systems.

Autonomous System of Collaborative Multi-Platform Unmanned Marine Vehicles

Path Planning for Autonomous Marine Vehicles

This research aims to combine global and local path-planning methods to establish a multi-layered strategy utilizing a priori knowledge of an aquatic area and vehicle dynamics with the real-time detection of unmapped obstacles and hazards.

Path Planning for Autonomous Marine Vehicles