These new hybrid sensors combine imaging and communications, facilitating several capabilities that could prove transformational in the way that undersea vehicles are deployed:
- deploying platforms for supervised seabed surveys using novel laser imaging and communications sensors
- creating networks of wireless-enabled platforms deploying sensors that can be directed by a remote operator or self-configure autonomously
- added high-bandwidth communications capability for remote sensor data offload
- extended range, flexibly configured imaging in complex areas (e.g., ship hull inspection)
- enabling techniques for future missions that utilize multiple autonomous vehicles in support of turbid water imaging operations.
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