Our research line on unmanned maritime systems is relatively new and therefore entirely focused on research supporting operations with multiple heterogeneous unmanned maritime assets:
Heterogeneous collaboration between multiple autonomous and semi-autonomous unmanned maritime systems
Operations at sea are getting more and more automated, in order to reduce the strain on and risks for human personnel. As a result, unmanned maritime systems are getting deployed more and more for operations like mine counter measures, maritime surveillance, inland waterway navigation and dredging. RMA focuses on the research questions that arise when deploying heterogeneous swarms of these systems:
- How to ensure the interoperability between the heterogeneous assets?
- How to build up a common operational picture between the different assets?
- What are the optimal strategies for collaboration between the assets.