Navigation and Communications in Marine Autonomous Systems

Thursday 13 July  2017, 09:00 – 15:15

National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH

Seminar room level 4 NOC main building.

As the use of Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS) for science, industry and defence applications increases and becomes complex new challenges arise. One such challenge is around the navigation of vehicles and communications (vehicle to vehicle and operator to vehicle). This workshop will explore how MAS is currently operating, the advances in the last few years, how these vehicles interact with satellites and how we will be utilising vehicles in the future in an increasingly human independent way. Challenges include: Vehicle to Vehicle Communication, Swarming of vehicles, over the horizon connectivity for command and control of vehicles and meaningful data transfer from vehicle to vehicle and to operators.

9:00       Registration and refreshments

9:50       Welcome by  Session Chair Mr Aidan Thorn, NOC

10:00     Introduction to the South Coast Centre of Excellence Djamila Ouelhadj, South Coast Centre of Excellence

10:15     Dr Alex Phillips Head of AUV Development Team NOC

10:40     Mr Nick Lambert Keynote speaker from Satelitte Applications Catapult

11:15     Coffee break

11:35     Matthew Gleed, Consultant Technologist, BAE Systems Submarines

12:00     Mohammed El-Hajjar University of Southampton 

12:25     Challenges, Mr Aidan Thorn, NOC

12:45     Lunch

13:30     Roundtable discussions,

15:00     Summary of roundtable discussions, Mr Aidan Thorn, NOC

15:30     Close


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