Remus 100 AUV - Autonomous Underwater Vehicle in the water.
Hydroid, Inc. A KONGSBERG Company announced today that Florida Atlantic University
(FAU) ordered two REMUS 100 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems. The two
Hydroid REMUS 100 Vehicles will be operated by FAU's Institute for Ocean and Systems
Engineering. They are part of FAU's National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation
Program (NSF MRI) award and are intended to complement FAU's capabilities and enable
research in cooperative behavior between AUVs.
According to Edgar An, Principal Investigator on the NSF award, the two new REMUS
100 systems will be used to advance research in use of multiple AUVs and in high-speed
data communication. It is expected that the REMUS vehicles and the associated research
will benefit new research opportunities at the Institute, including the development
of fixed and mobile autonomous surface and underwater platforms for studies of coastal
processes, studies of ocean noise and its impact on marine mammals, air-sea interaction,
and characterization of electromagnetic fields in the coastal oceans.
Hydroid Inc. holds the exclusive license from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
for the manufacture and further development of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
(AUV) technology. In June 2008, Hydroid was acquired by Kongsberg Maritime, and
now offers the REMUS and HUGIN family of autonomous vehicles that meet a full range
of autonomous needs
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