autonomous underwater vehicle

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autonomous underwater vehicle:

see submersiblesubmersible,
small, mobile undersea research vessel capable of functioning in the ocean depths. Development of a great variety of submersibles during the later 1950s and 1960s came about as a result of improved technology and in response to a demonstrated need for the capability
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autonomous underwater vehicle

[ȯ¦tän·ə·məs ‚ən·dər‚wȯd·ər ′vē·ə·kəl]
A crewless, untethered submersible which operates independent of direct human control. Abbreviated AUV.
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Contract Awarded for Engineering and technical services to support the Navy in developing, assessing, upgrading and modernizing the Persistent Littoral Undersea Surveillance program, the Digital Acoustic Communications development program, the Remote Environmental Measuring Units (REMUS) Autonomous Undersea Vehicle program, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal "Fast Track" program, development and operational support for the REMUS Automated Submarine Launch and Recovery Capability program, and the development of new advanced ocean technologies related to these programs
Alan Beam, a retired Navy captain and member of the board of directors at the Autonomous Undersea Vehicle Applications Center, an organization which advocates for better development and integration of UUVs, echoed the necessity of increased reliability.
A third system, modified for towing behind the vessel, simulates an autonomous undersea vehicle for researching communications between submerged vessels.
To simulate an autonomous undersea vehicle, NRL developed a hydrodynamic frame for the Acoustic Communications Data Storage system.
The goal is to improve the technologies, used by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR),to enhance communications with submarines and between autonomous undersea vehicles.
4m contract to supply autonomous undersea vehicles (AUVs) and associated support equipment to the US programme for Littoral Battlespace Sensing (LBS).
These autonomous undersea vehicles are designed to operate in depths up to 6,000 meters (19,685 feet or 3.
Conventional autonomous undersea vehicles, with their streamlined fore-and-aft geometries, are driven by either a single propeller or two counter-rotating propellers.

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