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UNaMAP - Underwater Navigation and Mapping


The development of the HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) by Kongsberg Simrad and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) has positioned Norway as one of the leading countries for building AUVs. HUGIN was initially intended for detailed seabed surveys but the technology is suitable for a whole range of applications for the off shore industry, oceanographic and environmental research communities, fishery and navy. The project plan to send the doctoral students to the best overseas universities for 10 months to take a part of the theoretical syllabus or to work on the project in a research team. This is because advanced estimator design for integrated navigation sy stems are not lectured at any Norwegian universities. The primary project objective will be the development of an integrated navigation system that is capable of extremely accurate navigation. This will enhance the HUGIN competitiveness and enable long-range autonomous missions even in deep waters. The project focus will be on those aspects of future navigation and mapping systems considered most important by the collaborating Norwegian companies, and exploiting what is accomplished in the HUGIN project. This will be achieved by working with the pro gram packages developed for HUGIN by FFI and Kongsberg Simrad. In addition the students will from an early stage be working with real data and HUGIN sea trials will be important elements focusing the research. Experimental work and integration of the new methods directly into the standard navigation

Project leader: Oddvar Hallingstad

Started: 2003

Ends: 2008

Category: Øvrige andre

Sector: Øvrige

Budget: 5975993

Institution: Universitetssenteret på Kjeller

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