By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee on Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations
Autonomous autos (AVs) were utilized in army operations for greater than 60 years, with torpedoes, cruise missiles, satellites, and objective drones being early examples.1 they've got additionally been primary within the civilian sector--for instance, within the disposal of explosives, for paintings and size in radioactive environments, by means of a variety of offshore industries for either growing and protecting undersea amenities, for atmospheric and undersea study, and via in computerized and robot manufacturing.
Recent army reports with AVs have continuously verified their price in quite a lot of missions, and expected advancements of AVs carry promise for more and more major roles in destiny naval operations. Advances in AV services are enabled (and constrained) by way of development within the applied sciences of computing and robotics, navigation, communications and networking, energy resources and propulsion, and materials.
Autonomous cars in help of Naval Operations is a forward-looking dialogue of the naval operational setting and imaginative and prescient for the military and Marine Corps and of naval undertaking wishes and power purposes and barriers of AVs. This record considers the possibility of AVs for naval operations, operational wishes and know-how concerns, and possibilities for more advantageous operations.
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Other Potential Missions The DOD’s missions are changing, and these changes will likely result in new and different missions for the Naval Services and new needs for AVs. For example, HAE UAVs may find application in maritime surveillance for homeland defense and for ballistic missile defense. A specific mission that cuts across applications discussed above is the collection and dissemination of environmental data. Up-to-date information on the weather in denied areas can be very valuable. Thus, any AV that transmits data to a station can enhance its force’s military effectiveness by including weather information in its communication.
While this definition of an AV as an unmanned vehicle with some level of autonomy built in is broad enough to include weapons systems such as torpedoes, mobile mines, and ballistic and cruise missiles, these systems may be mentioned peripherally but are not discussed in this report. Nor are space vehicles, although space-based applications such as enhanced command, control, and communications (C3) are discussed in terms of their enabling autonomous vehicles. , the German V-1 in World War II), satellites, and target drones being early examples.
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Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee on Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations