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Geophysical Surveying with Marine Networked Mobile Robotic Systems: The WiMUST Project

9th ACM Conf. on Underwater Networks - WUWNet 2014

G. Indiveri,
Dipartimento Ingegneria Innovazione, Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy
J.P. Gomes,
Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
and the WiMUST Consortium

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Ref.: accepted in 9th ACM Conf. on Underwater Networks - WUWNet'2014, Rome (Italy), November 2014.

The WiMUST proposal (Widely scalable Mobile Underwater Sonar Technology) has been favourably evaluated by the European Commission and the project is expected to kick off in the near future. It aims at expanding and improving the functionalities of current cooperative marine robotic systems, effectively enabling distributed acoustic array technologies for geophysical surveying. This paper describes the main features of the envisaged developments, with a focus on communication and networking issues.