Paper: A comparison between co-located UUV-based optical 3D reconstruction and interferometric bathymetry

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Authors: Hunter C. Brown and Jeffrey Z. Snyder L3 OceanServer, Fall River, MA, 02723 Abstract—Seafloor bathymetry was traditionally measured with various mechanical means such as lead-lines or poles, and more recently has transitioned to acoustic methods using single beam altimeters, multibeam sonars, and interferometric sonars. New developments in structure-from-motion software have improved to a level […]

Paper: Iver3 Benchseat Driver for Virtual Remote Helm Functionality

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Author: Hunter C. Brown L3 OceanServer, Fall River, MA, 02723 Abstract – This paper reports the use of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) with a Single-Board-Computer (SBC) to run both the L3 OceanServer Underwater Vehicle Console (UVC) software and a benchseat user-built secondary control system installed on a virtual-machine. Historically, a second computer has been […]

Optical Mosaicking and 3D Reconstruction aboard an Underway Iver3 UUV

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Optical Mosaicking and 3D Reconstruction aboard an Underway Iver3 UUV Authors: Hunter C. Brown, Jeffrey Z. Snyder L3 OceanServer, Fall River, MA, 02723 Abstract – Traditionally, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) serve as data recorders, collecting and storing data for post-processing after the mission is completed. Computer processing power aboard UUVs, however, has steadily increased to […]