Italy: NURC Uses VideoRay ROV in Naval MCM-Neutralization Project

first_img View post tag: project Back to overview,Home naval-today Italy: NURC Uses VideoRay ROV in Naval MCM-Neutralization Project Research & Development View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic June 24, 2011 View post tag: MCM-Neutralization Share this article View post tag: VideoRay View post tag: NURC NURC’s mine reacquisition and neutralization efforts focus on Autonomous Surface Vehicle carrying and guiding an automated ROV (aROV) close to the mine target utilizing advances in sonar image processing and target tracking, autonomous navigation and control, and collaborative autonomous systems mission planning. NURC’s approach is to use modified COTS equipment to test new concepts inexpensively. In the presented concept of operations, an ASV reacquires a previously identified target (in the mine hunting phase) using its imaging sonar.NURC ANMCM-Neutralization conceptOnce the target location is known, an expendable aROV is released. The aROV position is determined from sonar imagery onboard the ASV. This minimal information is sent to the aROV via acoustic link so that it can converge towards the desired target. With this approach, complex and expensive sensors are removed from the expendable vehicle, which now becomes a simple actuation system that carries the neutralization payload, and this in turn greatly increases cost efficiency.[mappress]Source:  Nurc, June 24 , 2011; Italy: NURC Uses VideoRay ROV in Naval MCM-Neutralization Project View post tag: uses View post tag: ROV View post tag: Navallast_img read more