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Unmanned system for underwater object inspection, identification and/or neutralization

An unmanned system performs inspection, identification and/or neutralization of underwater objects. An unmanned vehicle that operates at a water's surface stows underwater crawling and/or swimming vehicles that can operate underneath a water's surface. A winch associated with each robotic vehicle is mounted on the unmanned vehicle. An electro-mechanical tether electrically and mechanically couples a corresponding robotic vehicle to the unmanned vehicle, and is mechanically coupled to a corresponding winch for control of the paying out and reeling in thereof.
Inventors: 

Douglas Freeman

John Dudinsky

Paul Moser

Charles Marc Bernstein

David S. Jennings

Daniel P. Kucik

Patent Number: 
US7296530
Patent Issue Date: 
December 20, 2007
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