Many research laboratories and several nations are showing an interest in the “underwater networked battle space” in which combinations of stationary and mobile underwater platforms communicate with each other to achieve maximum operational efficiency. In Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) in particular, new operational paradigms are evolving for systems which have low bandwidth communication between platforms, necessitating high levels of on-board processing and highly developed autonomous behaviors.

Project STINGRAIS aims to develop a system of underwater vehicles collaborating to detect and track a submarine, subject to a severely choked (50-200 bps) intra-communications link.

We envision deployment of our systems in various mission critical scenarios such as anti-submarine warfare, harbor security and maritime convoy protection.