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Unmanned Vehicles: Sea

This LibGuide is an aid to finding information on unmanned systems including aerial, terrain, and underwater vehicles. Links to book searches, articles, documents, Web sites, and news-feeds are provided.

Web Sites


Commander, U.S. Pafici Fleet on Unmanned Vehicles, 2009



SAM3 - minesweeping Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV)

Reference Sources


Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) "are unmanned underwater robots that are controlled by a pilot, via a tether that is spooled out from a support vessel (i.e., either a ship or another underwater vehicle)".

Source: NOAA

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) "are untethered and unmanned submersibles. ..AUVs can be preprogrammed to conduct various measurements, video surveillance, etc. Since they are independent of the surface, they are typically battery powered and controlled by computers using various levels of artificial intelligence."

Source: NOAA


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