Technology and Ocean Exploration

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 11:50am to 12:50pm
Bert Storey Innovation Center, Room 1400

Wednesday October 9th, 11:50 am
Bert Storey Innovation Center, Room 1400
550 Assembly St., Columbia, SC

Abstract:

The seminar will include a segment on how to properly setup a program/project for the ocean environment.

“The Navy selected Boeing and Lockheed Martin to pursue the Extra Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV) program, which will test the Navy’s ability to manage a rapid-acquisition project and the Navy-industry team’s ability to develop and integrate an unmanned system that operates completely independently of manned ships........

Lance Towers, Boeing’s director of Advanced Technology Programs for Autonomous Systems, told USNI News that the extra-large UUV concept will ultimately cost the Navy less money than trying to conduct similar missions with a smaller unmanned vehicle due to the XLUUV operating completely independently of a manned ship or submarine. Smaller “tactical” UUVs not only require a manned ship to be nearby to serve as a host, but their operations can also be limited by bad weather or other factors that affect that host ship.”.......

LANCE TOWERS, P.E.
Director, Autonomous Maritime Site Executive, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Herndon, Va.
Autonomous Systems
Defense, Space & Security