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DARPA DELTA exploring digital twins for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) missions

Digital twins are a virtual and identical representation or model, with full characterization, of a physical product or system. A digital twin seeks to emulate the actual system by utilizing data analysis and integration, machine learning, and modeling techniques. Commercially, digital twins have been used in various applications, ranging from …

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ROVs for efficient underwater inspection

Ocean shipping continues to be the primary transportation method of billions of dollars in goods. As such a massive industry, safety is incredibly important. Underwater inspection of shipping vessels is important for many reasons. It saves money and time by understanding what is happening under your vessel without diver intervention. …

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Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR) is enhancing US Navy’s ASW training effectiveness

Anti-submarine Warfare is Critical for US Navy. Submarines still pose a threat to seaborne forces.  More than 90% of joint military equipment (Army, Air Force, Marines) still flows by sea. A great deal of humanitarian aid (tsunami relief, hurricane relief, humanitarian evacuation) comes by sea. Therefore to defend our nation, …

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Militaries developing underwater weapons from Amphibious guns to Supercavitating bullets for Underwater Warfare

Underwater warfare is one of the three operational areas of naval warfare, the others being surface warfare and aerial warfare. It refers to combat conducted underwater such as: Actions by submarines actions, and anti-submarine warfare, i.e. warfare between submarines, other submarines and surface ships; combat airplanes and helicopters may also …

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Navies integrating AI into Naval vessels

The general definition of AI is the capability of a computer system to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition and decision-making. Machine Learning (ML) is a subfield of Artificial Intelligence which attempts to endow computers with the capacity of learning from data, so that …

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New Piezoelectric materials enable Smart sensors, Actuators and Sonar Systems breakthroughs

A transducer is any device used to convert energy from one form to another, such as a conversion from mechanical to electrical energy or vice versa. An electroacoustic transducer is a device that converts acoustic energy (sound) into electrical energy (voltage or current) or vice versa.   Piezoelectric materials modify …

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Nuclear Power and storage technologies for marine Propulsion and floating nuclear power plants

The International Energy Agency’s has found that the accelerating demand for electricity – due to a growing global population and rising levels of affluence – is on course to outpace the growth of renewable energy and increase reliance on fossil fuels.   The International Maritime Organization has adopted mandatory measures …

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Submarine accidents and incidents

Many navies now have a fleet of submarines, both large and small, primarily using them as a deterrent in territorial waters. A standard fleet is typically about five or more boats. China, India, Japan and South Korea all have large submarine fleets. In Southeast Asia, Indonesia has long had submarines. …

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Marine Communication involves Secure ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications

Globalization has opened the doors for trade across the world and it has thus become necessary for ships to be equipped with the latest forms of communication and technology. Communication is vital for the safe navigation and management of ships. Marine communication involves ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication. Cell phones are …

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