Showing posts from July 12, 2015

NPS Faculty Battle Extreme Environments to Further AUV Research

by Kenneth A. Stewart, NPS Naval Postgraduate School Research Associate Tad Masek, left,  Research  Associate Professor Douglas Horner, center,  and  Research  Assistant  Professor Noel Du Toit, right,  are pictured  on the frozen surface  of  Pavilion Lake,  British Columbia with two   of the Autonomous Underwater  Vehicles (AUV) that they are using to conduct  experiments on  AUV operation in extreme, under-ice environments.   Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Research Associate Professor Douglas Horner and Research Assistant Professor Noel Du Toit recently returned from remote Pavilion Lake, British Columbia where they investigated Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operations in extreme, under-ice environments. “The Navy is very interested in our ability to work under the ice using autonomous vehicles,” said Horner. Pavilion Lake is located some 250 kilometers northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia. Its frozen-over waters became