[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Special issue IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation - Sonar multi-sensor applications and techniques

Frank Ehlers drfrank.ehlers at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 09:30:09 PDT 2016

Sonar multi-sensor applications and techniques

The underwater domain is one of the most challenging environments for naval
and commercial operations. Much of the research and technological
innovation of recent years has been focused on the design of autonomous
systems capable of operating without the direct control of humans.
Sophisticated autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are now available for
many applications and able to accomplish numerous tasks by using a wide
range of sensor payloads. Acoustic sensors in particular are critical for
underwater operations, and are frequently used for navigation, mapping,
target detection, tracking and classi cation, and communications.
Additionally, there is growing interest in the design, development, and
deployment of such AUV systems in distributed networks, in which AUVs make
autonomous decisions and operate collaboratively in order to accomplish
their given tasks efficiently.

Submissions are solicited that report recent progress in methods and
applications of acoustic sensing and processing in a multi-sensor or
multi-platform environment.

For more information: digital-library.the*iet*.org/files/*IET*

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