SSC Pacific
 
Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) 

PURPOSE PLATFORM SENSORS OBSTACLES FUTURE

AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION AND OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE FOR UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES

The US Navy and other Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) organizations are increasingly interested in the use of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) for a variety of missions and applications. In order for USVs to fill these roles, they must be capable of a relatively high degree of autonomous navigation. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego is developing core technologies required for robust USV operation in a real-world environment, primarily focusing on autonomous navigation, obstacle avoidance, and path planning.

USV operating autonomously in open water
Bookmark and Share
Updated: 10/20/2011 1:40 AM EST   Published (13.0)