Section: computers

UConn Professor Finds New Way to Test Submarine Parts for Vibration

By Julia Bergman Day staff writer It goes without saying that being able to move around quietly is key to a submarine’s stealth. The Navy has continued to develop ways to make submarines more stealthy such as quieter machinery and a new hull coating to better absorb sound. And now, a University of Connecticut professor […]

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Designing a Smart Sensor Network for Tracking Submarines

By Office of the Vice President for Research | Original Article at UConn Today A team of UConn engineers is developing an energy-efficient “smart sensor network” to track targets of interest, such as the proximity of enemy submarines or ships to Navy vessels. The U.S. Navy currently uses underwater Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor […]

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Institute to help bulk up ‘Silicon Valley of undersea warfare,’ officials say

By Julia Bergman, Day staff writer Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel once called southeastern New England “the Silicon Valley of undersea warfare.” That vision is shared by the two major public universities in Connecticut and Rhode Island and submarine manufacturer Electric Boat, who have partnered to create a new institute that will develop a new […]

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Undersea Manufacturing Ecosystem Taking Shape In Groton

By Rebecca Lurye, Hartford Courant In a warehouse between the Poquonnock River and Groton’s Army National Guard base, engineers tinker with a vessel worn and weathered from months at sea. It’s a Wave Glider, an unmanned craft the shape of a surfboard and equipped with artificial intelligence and sonar sensors that trail along 20 feet […]

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Institute created to spur developments in undersea vehicles

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, AP News PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two public universities have partnered with a U.S. Navy contractor to research undersea vehicle technology and train people to work in the field. The University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island and submarine manufacturer General Dynamics Electric Boat established the National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology […]

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UConn, URI, and General Dynamics Team on Undersea Vehicle Research

By the Associated Press Two public universities have partnered with a Navy contractor to research undersea vehicle technology and train people to work in the field. The University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, and submarine manufacturer General Dynamics Electric Boat established the National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology at UConn’s Avery Point campus in […]

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Navy Using New UConn Software to Improve Navigation

By Kristen Cole – UConn Communications | Original Article at UConn Today Major research discoveries generate news headlines. But a research undertaking by one University of Connecticut engineering lab seeks to forestall some headlines of a different kind. The loss of life because of weather events, as happened on Oct. 1, 2015 when cargo ship […]

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National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology Launched by Industry, Academia

By Kristen Cole – UConn Communications | Original Article at UConn Today Two of New England’s flagship universities and the United States Navy’s primary builder of submarines are at the helm of the new National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology. Located on the Connecticut coast, the new national institute was established to develop the personnel […]

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MURI: Tracking, Diagnosing, and Impeding Dielectric Breakdown in Polymers

A multi-university team of researchers led by Prof. Rampi Ramprisad of UConn was recently awarded a $7.5M MURI research grant from the DoD. The program investigates how insulating materials exposed to very high electric fields break down. “This program is about understanding how insulators behave when exposed to high electric fields,” said Ramprasad, professor of […]

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Southeast New England Naval STEM Coalition

Recognizing the region’s need to scale up the naval science and engineering workforce, URI and UConn teamed up to create a major regional workforce initiative directed to undergraduates. The Southeast New England Naval STEM Coalition leverages resources at the two campuses and draws on industry and navy partners to deliver naval-relevant training. The Navy STEM […]

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