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Seed Research Program

CRUSER supports NPS faculty research focused on all aspects of robotics and intelligent autonomous systems.  Our annual Call for Proposals is released in summer, with selections announced in early fall. 

CRUSER has been seeding research since 2011. For past Annual Reports with project summaries, see the list below.

Seed Research Program Terms and Conditions (pdf)

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TechTalks

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CRUSER Funding FY12-20

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Current Funded Research

 

Extending the Endurance of Multi-rotor UAVs with Boron Nitride Nanotube (BNNT)-based Piezoelectric Composites
Prof. Troy Ansell

COTS Unmanned Systems and Partner Force Innovation 
Prof. Leo Blanken
Cecilia Panella
Michael Stevens

Counter Aerial UxS Munition Delivery System
Prof. Christopher Brophy
Prof. Joshua Codoni

Operational Planning Simulations of HPM-equipped Swarm Engagements
Prof. Abe Clark
Prof. Isaac Kaminer

Interactive Synthetic Environment (ISE) to Evaluate Zero-Carbon UAS Launch Platforms in the Arctic
Prof. Nick Dew
Prof. Imre Balogh

Advancing Clarity: Analysis of UxS Legal Questions
Kristen Fletcher
Eric Hahn
Marina Lesse

UxS Manned/Unmanned Secure Teaming
Prof. Britta Hale
Prof. Douglas Van Bossuyt

BION - Behavior Integration and Optimization for Networked Control Systems (NCS)
Prof. Douglas Horner
Prof. Geoffrey Xie
Prof. Ruriko Yoshida

Aqua-Quad Sensor Integration and Participation in Trident Warrior 2022
Prof. Kevin Jones
Prof. Vladimir Dobrokhodov
Dr. Paul Leary
Prof. Kevin Smith

Persistent Smart Acoustic Profiler (PSAP)
Prof. John Joseph
Yi Chao (Seatrec Inc)
John Ryan (MBARI)

Collaborative Hyper-Enabled Operations in Contested Environments (CHOICE)
Prof. Isaac Kaminer
Aurelio Monarrez

Proof-of-concept: Achieving Free Propulsion for Flexible UUVs Using Vortical Wakes
Prof. Joseph Klamo
Prof. Jarema Didoszak
Prof. Young Kwon

SURFACE: Swarming USVs and Resilient Formations Against Contested Environments
Prof. Sean Kragelund
Prof. Matt Feemster (USNA)
Prof. Violet Mwaffo (USNA)
CDR Paul Frontera (USNA)

Human-Autonomy Teaming: Control of Multi-Domain UxV's
Prof. Mollie McGuire
Aurelio Monarrez

sUAS-based Remote Sensing of Surface Waves and Breaking using an EO/IR Camera System
Prof. David Ortiz-Suslow
Ryan Yamaguchi

Who Makes Johnny 5 Come Alive?  Using Diverse Perspectives to Drive Requirements for Human-Robot Teams
Prof. Robert Semmens
Kristen Fletcher
Prof. Douglas Van Bossuyt
Prof. Britta Hale

 

2021 Funded Research

2021 Funded Research

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Aqua-Quad Novel Sensor Integration and Participation in Trident Warrior 2021
Hybrid USV Attacks for Counter-Swarm Experimentation
2020 Funded Research

2020 Funded Research

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2019 Funded Research 

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Bio-inspired MEMS acoustic sensor for small flying UAS localization
2018 Funded Research 

2018 Funded Research 

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Bio-inspired MEMS acoustic sensor for robotic autonomous systems applications
2017 Funded Research

2017 Funded Research

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Bio-inspired MEMS acoustic sensor for robotic autonomous systems applications
Investigation of unsteady hydrodynamic loads on a UUV during near surface operations
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Prior Funded Research

To see research funded prior to 2017, please see our Annual Reports.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

CRUSER annual reports, available beginning with FY11, include a summary of activities for the year as well as seeded research project summaries. These reports, all processed as NPS Technical Reports, are available through the NPS Dudley Knox Library.

2020 - email CRUSER for link
2019
2018
2017
2016
2011-2016