Brian S. Bourgeois

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The growing use of autonomous air, surface, ground and underwater systems is continually demonstrating new military and commercial possibilities and applications. The state of the art in the planning and control of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) is largely precarious because AUVs provide infrequent feedback, operate autonomously for long periods of(More)
A current research concern in AUV positioning is the constraint of INS error growth; approaches to this include surfacing for GPS fixes, terrain matching methods and acoustic transponder systems. This paper presents a positioning technique for AUV’s that exploits existing bathymetric data in an operation area. Unlike many terrain matching approaches, which(More)
The ultimate goal of our research is to provide teams of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) some of the abilities of animals to adapt to their environment using their memories, without requiring exhaustive trial-and-error testing or complex modeling of the environment. We focus on UUVs because they offer the promise of making dangerous tasks such as(More)
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