Welcome to MOOS-DAWG 2015 !!

The 2015 Working Group Meeting for MOOS and IvP developers and practitioners was held in Cambridge Massachusetts, July 22-23 2015, on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Thanks to Everyone Who Came to MOOS-DAWG'15 and
The First Marine Autonomy Demo Day

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If you're coming to MOOS-DAWG, while you're already in Massachusetts you may want to also attend the First Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurship Forum at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. It is being held the very next day after the MOOS-DAWG workshop.

MOOS-DAWG Workshop Format: The meeting will be mostly single-track discussions on:

  • Fielded autonomous platforms using MOOS and/or MOOS-IvP.
  • Development of MOOS-based software applications.
  • Panel discussions on best-practices and roadmaps for improvement.

Invited Talk #1: "Introducing the Datamaran"

Eamon Carrig, C.T.O. and co-founder of Autonomous Marine Systems Inc. (automarinesys.com)

Abstract: The Datamaran is a new deep water instrumentation platform offering fully autonomous operation over mission durations measured in months. It is primarily wind propelled, and is power positive. It is the worlds first self-righting catamaran. Unique deployment and payload configuration options set the Datamaran apart from other ASVs. Demonstrations will take place at the Charles River Autonomy Lab, and recent testing results will be exhibited. Design motivations, with a particular focus on the autonomy framework developed within MOOS-IvP, will also be presented.

Invited Talk #2: "Payload Autonomy on the Phoenix International Artemis AUV"

Peter McKibbin, Special Projects Manager, Phoenix International (phnx-international.com)

Abstract: Since 2012, Phoenix has commercially owned and operated a 21 inch Bluefin AUV named Artemis. Some of the missions conducted with Artemis are the search for Amelia Earhart’s plane, initial search for Malaysian Airlines 370, and a private plane search off Jamaica. These first missions were limited to the two payloads purchased with the vehicle: multi-beam sonar, side scan sonar, and sub bottom profiler payload and a high resolution black and white camera payload. Since 2014, using MOOS-IvP and with encouragement of MIT, Phoenix has begun to design and develop payloads expanding the capabilities available on our system to include payloads for oil and gas, subsea mining, and other industries. Phoenix has also recently been involved in a project that required the MOOS-IvP backseat driver capability.

Invited Talk #3: "SandShark: An Open Platform for Rapid Technology Development"

Chris Murphy, Bluefin Robotics (bluefinrobotics.com)

Abstract: The Bluefin SandShark is a small, open-platform, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed for scientists and developers. SandShark combines a standardized low-cost tail with core vehicle systems, a large modular payload area, and an open development platform. This combination provides a flexible subsea "reference design" to support rapid technology development.
SandShark is built on open source software and allows end users to modify or replace all aspects of the vehicle's software stack. Features like quick-connect fins for tool-less field replacement and modular body components make SandShark fast and easy to modify. SandShark's payload bay makes up over half the vehicle - it is the ideal test platform for small subsea sensors and autonomy scenarios.

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