Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Short Course (UUVSC)
NOTE: U.S. Citizenship and Security Clearance are required to attend this course. This course contains some classified components and attendees must have a current SECRET clearance.
The Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Short Course is designed by experienced UUV designers and operators to provide an overview of UUV systems, technical design and logistic considerations, current and possible uses, strengths and weaknesses of various design choices, and presented in an environment to exchange ideas and views with other UUV community members. The course is intended for engineers, scientists, technicians, analysts, and program managers who are either new to the UUV community or those who desire a quick, but intensive, overview of the subject matter.
ARL PENN STATE EXPERIENCE
The Applied Research Laboratory is a Department of Defense (DoD) designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) whose “Undersea Core Competencies” include the design, build, and testing of underwater vehicles and vehicle systems. This undersea systems experience comes from over 70 years of focused research and development in the primary area of torpedo guidance systems, propulsion, hydrodynamics, hydroacoustics, materials, autonomy, and above/below water sensors. ARL Penn State engineers have been designing, building, and operating both large and small unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV) for over 15 years and have a wealth of technical and operational experience to share.
COURSE TAKE AWAYS
The ARL Penn State UUV Short Course was developed to bring together a community of undersea professionals whose desire is to “come up to speed” quickly and/or gain a basic appreciation of the realistic capabilities and limitations of UUVs based on the engineering facts and physics governing many of the critical vehicle systems.
Attendees will leave with a high-level understanding of the UUV state-of-the-art, and the insight to understand and ask key questions relative to UUV development and deployment efforts.
Course Technical Lectures:
- UUV Missions
- UUV Systems Design
- Hull, Mechanical and Electrical
- Power and Energy Systems
- Hydrodynamics and Propulsors
- Vehicle Control
- Acoustic Signatures
- Undersea Sensors
- Above Water Sensors and Communications
- Mission Planning and Post Mission Analysis
- Test & Evaluation and Ranging
- Keyport Facility Tours and Discussions
- UUV Shop Sessions and Maintenance Demonstrations
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Hardware and software engineers to gain perspective how their systems affect overall UUV system and missions
- Operators to appreciate design considerations that impact mission performance
- Intelligent analysts to understand technical limitations and design drivers
- Program managers to develop full system appreciation of sub-system interaction