Adaptable underwater networks: The relation between autonomy and communications

Alexander Hamilton, Sam Holdcroft, Davide Fenucci, Paul Daniel Mitchell, Nils Morozs, Andrea Munafò, Jeremy Sitbon

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This paper discusses requirements for autonomy and communications in maritime environments through two use cases which are sourced from military scenarios: Mine Counter Measures (MCM) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). To address these requirements, this work proposes a service-oriented architecture that breaks the typical boundaries between the autonomy and the communications stacks. An initial version of the architecture has been implemented and its deployment during a field trial done in January 2019 is reported. The paper discusses the achieved results in terms of system flexibility and ability to address the MCM and ASW requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3290
JournalRemote Sensing
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2020

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