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Autonomous navigation and obstacle avoidance for unmanned surface vehicles
Author(s): Jacoby Larson; Michael Bruch; John Ebken
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6230, Unmanned Systems Technology VIII, 623007 (9 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.663798
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Jacoby Larson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. (United States)
Michael Bruch, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. (United States)
John Ebken, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6230:
Unmanned Systems Technology VIII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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