Mitigation of USV Motions via Wave Sensing and Prediction

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,931.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0277
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-036-0764
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T036
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
362223463
Principal Investigator:
Roger Stettner
President
(805) 966-3331
rstettner@asc3d.com
Business Contact:
Roger Stettner
President
(805) 966-3331
rstettner@asc3d.com
Research Institution:
University Rhode Island
St,phan T Grilli
Department of Ocean Engineerin
Narragansett,, RI, 2882
(401) 874-6636
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc. (ASC) has teamed with the Department of Ocean Engineering at The University of Rhode Island to devise a sensor suite and computer algorithm to predict ocean waves to aid autonomous boat navigation in heavy weather. The centerpiece of the sensor suite is a Lidar designed by ASC that is adapted to image the ocean at glancing angles. It’s ability to acquire a 3D snapshot of an entire scene rather than scan the scene pixel by pixel will provide more accurate data on a wave tossed boat than conventional scanning Lidars. A simple algorithm to predict the waves is suggested for moderately heavy weather which is based on a coxswain’s handling of the situation. In heavily confused seas a simulation of the ocean has been devised.

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