1. Maritime and Underwater Localization
Dr. Roee Diamant
University of Haifa
Dept. of Marine Technologies
Underwater Acoustic and Navigation Laboratory
The ability to navigate above and below the water is a key requirement for most marine applications. Mobile devices such as vessels, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and also human divers require precise navigation and localization capabilities to perform long- and short-term missions. Above the water, the orientation ambiguity caused by the waves poses a hard navigation challenge even when GPS signals are available. Below the water, with the absence of GPS reception, underwater localization and navigation have similarities to indoor localization. However, the water current and the existence of turbulence lead to the additional challenge of motion irregularities.
The special session on maritime and underwater localization covers the full range of topics from theoretical analysis of maritime localization to navigation protocols and experimentation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Observability analysis.
- Parameter estimation.
- Localization protocols.
- Navigation solutions.
- Experimental results.
- Maritime localization and navigation applications.
2. Electric Mobility
Dr. Mario Mureddu
Università degli studi di Cagliari UNICA, Italy
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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