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Current Activities of the Solar-Powered AUV(SAUV): A Collaboration with the University of South Florida
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Prof. D. Richard Blidberg ; Director of the Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute (AUSI)

Current Activities of the Solar-Powered AUV(SAUV): A Collaboration with the University of South Florida

10:00-12:00 AM, September 27th, 2012

Meeting room, 2nd Floor, Building R, Shenyang Institute of Automation, CAS

D. Richard Blidberg received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in 1972. He co-founded the Marine Systems Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) at UNH in 1976. In 1993 the laboratory moved from UNH to Northeastern University where he served as Director of MSEL. Since 1995 he has been Director of the Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute (AUSI) in Lee, NH, which he founded in 1993. He established AUV Associates, LLC in 2000 and continues to be the managing partner. He recently founded the AUV Applications center ( which he now directs. His present interests are focused on the development of technologies related to autonomous submersible vehicles and include the investigation of architectures for intelligent guidance and control of multiple autonomous vehicles, applied acoustic navigation, underwater robotics, and biologically-based solutions to vehicle system design. Prior to MSEL, he managed the Seabed Survey operations at Ocean Research Equipment Inc., Falmouth MA; served with the United States Coast Guard, and worked at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has written several papers and reports on AUV technology. He established the Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology Symposiums and organized 17 of these international symposia over the past 30 years. He has also organized a number of international workshops focused on AUV technology. He has over 100 publications related to AUV technology and served on several science and engineering committees, consulted for various companies, and been involved a number of international collaborations. He was an associate editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering for underwater vehicle systems for 15 years.

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