US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer UUV

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer UUV View post tag: americas View post tag: GhostSwimmer Share this article Authorities The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Dec. 11.GhostSwimmer is the latest in a series of science-fiction-turned-reality projects developed by the chief of naval operations’ Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) project, Silent NEMO.Silent NEMO is an experiment that explores possible uses for biomimetic, unmanned underwater vehicles in the fleet.Over the past several weeks, Boston Engineering’s tuna-sized device has been gathering data at JEBLC-FS on tides, varied currents, wakes, and weather conditions for the development of future tasks.Michael Rufo, director of Boston Engineering’s Advanced Systems Group, said:GhostSwimmer will allow the Navy to have success during more types of missions while keeping divers and Sailors safe.The GhostSwimmer was developed to resemble the shape and mimic the swimming style of a large fish. At a length of approximately 5 feet and a weight of nearly 100 pounds, the GhostSwimmer vehicle can operate in water depths ranging from 10 inches to 300 feet.Its bio-mimicry provides additional security during low visibility intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions and friendly hull inspections, while quieter than propeller driven craft of the same size, according to Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC).The robot is capable of operating autonomously for extended periods of time due to its long-lasting battery, but it can also be controlled via laptop with a 500-foot tether. The tether is long enough to transmit information while inspecting a ship’s hull, for example, but if operating independently (without a tether) the robot will have to periodically be brought to the surface to download its data.[mappress mapid=”14704″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: Tests December 15, 2014center_img View post tag: News by topic US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer UUV View post tag: Naval View post tag: US Navy View post tag: UUV View post tag: Navylast_img read more

CVPS declares 23-cent per share dividend

first_imgRUTLAND, VT — (Marketwire) — 05/06/09 — On May 5, 2009, the board of directors of Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE: CV) declared a quarterly dividend of 23 cents per share on the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, $6 par value, payable Aug. 14, 2009 to stockholders of record at the close of business Aug. 4, 2009. The board of directors also declared dividends on the outstanding preferred stock, $100 par value, of $1.04 per share on the 4.15% dividend series; $1.17 per share on the 4.65% dividend series; $1.19 per share on the 4.75% dividend series; $1.34375 per share on the 5.375% dividend series; and $2.075 per share on the 8.30% dividend series, payable July 1, 2009 to stockholders of record at the close of business June 19, 2009.CVPS is Vermont’s largest electric utility, serving approximately 159,000 customers statewide. The company’s non-regulated subsidiary, Catamount Resources Corporation, sells and rents electric water heaters through a subsidiary, SmartEnergy Water Heating Services.last_img read more

Willian reveals what Mikel Arteta told him about Arsenal’s ambitious Champions League plan

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Aug 2020 8:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Willian and Arteta share bold ambitions (Picture: Getty Images)Willian has revealed that Mikel Arteta’s lofty ambitions of winning the Champions League within the next three years convinced him to sign for Arsenal.The winger made the switch to the Emirates on a free transfer after running down his contract at Chelsea.Willian brings plenty of experience to the north London club, having won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Europa League over a seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge.The one trophy that has evaded the 32-year-old is the Champions League, and Arteta assured the Brazilian of a plan to win the competition by the time his three-year contract with the Gunners expires.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘One of the reasons I wanted a three-year deal was to be part of a plan, not just a player passing through,’ the winger told SunSport.‘When I talked with the manager he told me why he needed me for three years. Comment Willian reveals what Mikel Arteta told him about Arsenal’s ambitious Champions League plan Arteta has already had a taste of silverware (Picture: Getty Images)‘It was that he first wanted to qualify for the Champions League and win it by the time I left. That was what I wanted to hear.‘I was at Chelsea for seven years and won everything except the Champions League.‘Hopefully this move will give me the trophy I haven’t got as well as another Premier League title.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWillian will be 35 when his three-year deal expires, but the winger insisted his physical condition will be of no concern.‘My age is no big thing,’ the Brazil international added. ‘If you look after yourself, live right and train right, today’s players can still be at top level when they are 35. For me it is not a problem.‘I have a lot to play for with Brazil too and I want to be at the next World Cup.‘If I do well at Arsenal then that will happen.’MORE: Gabriel reconsidering Arsenal move after Manchester United submit bid at 11th hourMORE: Arsenal or Napoli? Lille president confirms club have recommended next move to GabrielFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisementlast_img read more

Pac-12 close to deciding on division configurations

first_imgThe Pac-10 Conference is reportedly nearing a decision on how to divide the conference into two six-team divisions next year, when Colorado and Utah will join the conference to create the Pac-12.Conference athletic directors discussed possible configurations during a meeting in San Francisco last week, and Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott said he hopes to have a final decision made by Oct. 21, when the league’s presidents and chancellors will meet.Under the current scheduling format in both basketball and football, the teams play each other in a round-robin format. Each football team plays the other once, and each basketball team plays other teams twice — once away and once at home.The issue is that Pac-10 football currently has no conference championship game. This will most likely change with the addition of Colorado and Utah, as the 12 teams will be split into two divisions, with the winner of each meeting in a conference championship game.The question that remains is how it should be done.One option is the so-called “zipper” format, in which each geographic rivalry would be split into separate divisions ­— USC split from UCLA, Stanford from Cal, Arizona from Arizona St. and so on. However, each team would still play a nine-game schedule, which would include two or three conference games out of their division — one against its rival.Another solution is a North-South split, in which the Pacific Northwest schools would create one division and the Southern California and Arizona schools the other.The issue is whether to put the Northern California schools or the conference newcomers in the South. If Stanford and Cal were put with the Southern schools, it would isolate the Northern Division from recruiting-rich California. However, if the Bay Area schools are placed in the north, they would lose their annual rivalry games with USC and UCLA, and therefore the media revenue and exposure gained from playing in the Los Angeles market.Either way, the winner of each division would face each other in a conference championship game, presumably at a neutral site, although Scott did say that the conference is exploring having the school with a better record or standing host the championship.However, should USC lose its appeal to the NCAA regarding its program sanctions, it would not be able to participate in the championship game until 2012.In basketball, the conference wants to keep its 18-game conference set-up. In order to do this, teams will play their geographic rivals along with six other teams in a home-and-home format, meaning one game would be played at each school. They would then play one game against the other four conference teams; two at home and two on the road. That would ensure that all conference teams play each other at least once during the season, but not all in a home-and-home set-up.The conference tournament in basketball would invite all 12 teams and remain at the Staples Center until 2012.The conference currently has a television contract with Fox Sports Net, but will most likely open up television negotiations next year.last_img read more


first_imgHugh O’Donnell Presiding Officer & Maureen O’Sullivan.JUST three people voted on Inishfree today on the double referendum.The islands of Donegal got their vote on Wednesday.And the rest of the county and the State will decide the future of the Seanad and our legal system on Friday. PICTURE SPECIAL: THREE AND EASY ON INISHFREE ON VOTING DAY was last modified: October 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal voteisland votesPICTURE SPECIAL: THREE AND EASY ON INISHFREE ON VOTING DAYreferendumlast_img read more