Surface Forces : USVs No Longer Improvised

Surface Forces : USVs No Longer Improvised: “The U.S. Navy is developing a new USV (unmanned surface vessel) that is designed from scratch as a USV, not just the usual practice of taking existing small boats adapting them for remote and autonomous control. The AMN 1 is flat bottomed, so that it can better operate in shallow coastal waters, and up rivers. The navy is developing navigation software for tricky situations, like having the radar (in this case, laser based lidar) being able to detect a bridge as something it can go under, and not an obstacle to further movement. AMN 1 is equipped with most of the equipment that current USVs have been successful with.”
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s