Development & demonstration at sea of a networked vehicle system for persistent communications and data collection in remote oceanic areas.
- Autonomous surface vehicles support smart routing protocols for direct communications, via persistent unmanned air vehicle (UAV) relays, or delayed data transfer using passing vessels as data mules.
- Unmanned vehicles have on-board deliverable planning capabilities for unattended operations in remote locations.
- UAVs use advanced radio technology for long range communications.
- Land, or ship-based, control stations provide advanced planning and execution control capabilities, as well as dissemination of data to service providers.