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December 2014 Issue

DIVING UNDERWATER
VEHICLES & IMAGING


COVER
Diver wearing Cygnus DIVE wrist-mounted underwater thickness gauge during diving school training last winter in Scotland. (Photo Credit: Cygnus Instruments Inc.)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


IMPROVING OPERATION OF INSPECTION-CLASS ROVS
Mary Brown (Greensea Systems Inc.) describes how Balefire, a control and navigation system, and Endal, a sonar integration platform, offer efficiency and reliability.

OCULLAR NEXT-GENERATION RESEARCH: OCEAN COLOR AT NIGHT
Dr. Stanford B. Hooker (NASA), Dr. John H. Morrow and Charles R. Booth (Biospherical Instruments Inc.) review hybridnamic multitectors using the moon for ocean color research.

INFORMATION VISUALIZATION SYSTEM FOR SUBMARINE PIPELINES
Xiongfei Zhi (Anhui University), Xiushui Ma and Genlang Chen (Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University) explain a design based on space coordinate transformation and a Web service.

UNDERWATER INTERVENTION
Conference Preview

THE DECLINE OF CARIBBEAN CORAL REEFS
Dr. Phillip Dustan (College of Charleston) shows how photographic tracking from 1972 to 2013 reveals an ecological crisis.

RELIABLE EKF ALGORITHM FOR LOW-COST AUV NAVIGATION
Daxiong Ji, Kai Shi and Dongdong Li (Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences) demonstrate a method that integrates initialization, outlier rejection and state noise.

SOUND SOURCE VERIFICATION TO ASSESS MARINE MAMMAL IMPACT
Brian Heath and Roy Wyatt (Seiche) provide an overview of a drift buoy and towed array solutions.


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