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Acronyms


ADCP

acoustic Doppler current profiler

ARPA

Advanced Research Programs Agency (an agency within the U.S. Department of Defense; see also DARPA)

ASW

antisubmarine warfare

AUSS

Advanced Unmanned Search System

AUV

autonomous underwater vehicle or autonomous undersea vehicle


CCD

charge coupled devices

CTD

conductivity, temperature, depth instrument


DARPA

Defense Agency Research Programs Agency

DESSC

Deep Submergence Science Committee (a committee within UNOLS; see also UNOLS)

DSRV

deep submergence rescue vehicle

DSV

deep submersible vehicle


EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone


JAMSTEC

Japan Marine Science and Technology Center

JOI

Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.


LCROV

low-cost ROV

LLS

laser line scanner


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NSF

National Science Foundation

NURP

National Undersea Research Program (an office within NOAA)


ONR

Office of Naval Research

OTEC

ocean thermal energy conversion


ROV

remotely operated vehicle


SE&I

systems engineering and integration


UNOLS

University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System

USCG

U.S. Coast Guard

UUV

unmanned undersea vehicle

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The United States faces decisions requiring information about the oceans in vastly expanded scales of time and space and from oceanic sectors not accessible with the suite of tools now used by scientists and engineers. Advances in guidance and control, communications, sensors, and other technologies for undersea vehicles can provide an opportunity to understand the oceans' influence on the energy and chemical balance that sustains humankind and to manage and deliver resources from and beneath the sea. This book assesses the state of undersea vehicle technology and opportunities for vehicle applications in science and industry. It provides guidance about vehicle subsystem development priorities and describes how national research can be focused most effectively.

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