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System and method for underwater vehicle simulation

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System and method for using forecast ocean currents to improve the prediction of an underwater vessel's trajectory as compared to using a simple dead reckoned path determined by vessel commanded heading and speed through the water. System and method include a motion model specific to underwater gliders that incorporates 4d forecast currents.

Inventors: 
Bourgeois, Brian S.; Zambo, Samantha J.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Control Systems
FIle Date: 
2012-02-22
Grant Date: 
2015-01-27
Grant time: 
1,070 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
19
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY