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22 April 2020 NIX USV platform for precision track and trail of UUV platforms
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This paper will discuss development work for a Navy unmanned surface vehicle called NIX for its use in multi-platform collaborative autonomy for S&T development efforts. The NIX platform is an 80” long by 40” wide M-Hull design. The M-Hull concept includes two full-length slats in its design which provides enhanced inherent tracking stability. Currently, the NIX is being outfitted with an optical imaging receiver to support high-resolution bottom imaging when paired with an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) that is outfitted with a laser illuminator. Together, the NIX and the UUV will form a complete bistatic laser imaging system. The bistatic imaging architecture is optimized for use in multi-platform collaborative autonomy. Precision tracking within a specific conical volume of the UUV is critical for optimal performance of the imaging system.
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Jaime Lara Martinez, Anthony Brescia, Linda Mullen, Anthony Mulligan, Derek Alley, Robert Lautrup, and Drey Platt "NIX USV platform for precision track and trail of UUV platforms", Proc. SPIE 11420, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring XII, 114200O (22 April 2020);

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