19 June 2001




B. Bourgeois    F. Petry
Naval Research Laboratory



This paper introduces the concept of Dynamically Reconfigurable Survey s (DRS). DRS is a survey methodology that provides dynamic reconfiguration and deployment of sensor systems to meet a prescribed criteria in an optimal manner. Successful implementation of DRS will provide new survey capabilities and a reduction in survey costs. DRS is an outgrowth of the ORCA (Oceanographic Remotely Controlled Automaton) Tactical Response Initiative (OTRI) at the Naval Research Laboratory. ORCA presently provides a rudimentary DRS capability and will soon be capable of a fully autonomous DRS for the collection of bathymetric data with a simple criteria set.

Sponsored by the Oceanographer.

Presented at the 4th International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, Orlando, Fl., March 17-19, 1997.
Naval Research Laboratory Contribution Number NRL/PP/7442 96-0026.
Conference Proceedings