Written By: Capt.
SIS Robotics Team is hard at work on a number of projects.
first one is "HammerHead", an Electro-Optical Stereo Camera
System that was designed by SIS and NASA Jet Propulsion
(JPL) and is now being tested in heavy seas
an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV). Scott Corey is
Lead for this one with assistance from Stephen,
and Corey. The goal is to give the Navy a full test
the technology for possible use on future Navy USVs.
second major project is "SwampHammer", which is
follow-on to "HammerHead". This system is an
/ Infra-Red Stereo Camera System that
also designed in combination between SIS and JPL.
system is just starting to be tested on an USV and the
is to determine growth in capability over "HammerHead",
time capability using Infra-Red, and determining that
of the system to determine the current weather
make adjustments to which sensors are more heavily
because of that weather. In other words, if the vessel
in a snow storm then the Infra-Red might be more
of looking through it than the Electro-Optical.
The Lead for this project is Stephen Bald with assistance
Tim, Scott and Corey.
to the future of 2015, expect to see an even
Swarm II Demonstration than what SIS led last summer!