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Marine Imaging Lab

The lab's goal is to develop novel optical imaging systems and computer vision methods to explore the ocean and its inhabitants.

Lab Leader: Dr. Tali Treibitz

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Underwater Acoustics and Navigation lab (ANL)

The Underwater Acoustics and Navigation lab (ANL), headed by Dr. Roee Diamant, is active in the fields of underwater acoustic communication networks, underwater signal detection, object classification, underwater localization, and underwater navigation. Our research interests include channel modeling, design of algorithms and protocols, analysis, and development of simulation tools. We focus on applied research and develop tools for problems like underwater mine detection, navigation without GPS, communication between divers and autonomous vehicles, classification and characterisation of marine mammals and fish, tracking the motion of marine animals, and long range acoustic communication. The facilities in the lab include equipment for sea experiments, a large acoustic chamber, and a direct access to perform measurements from the lab in a testing pool and in the Shikmona reef.

Lab Leader: Dr. Roee Diamant

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The Subsea Engineering lab, headed by Prof. Morel Groper. Focuses on new concept submersibles, propulsion and maneuvering for underwater vehicles including the development of trajectory simulations and unique underwater directional thrusters, novel oil compensated actuators for deep-sea operation, pressure vessels and sealing methods.  Some of the current research topics include: motion of planning crafts in seaway, dynamic modeling of hovering AUVs, deep sea propulsion components and pressure vessels.  In the lab we perform also research in tribology where the lubricant is sea water.

 The Applied Marine Exploration lab, headed by Dr. Yizhaq Makovsky. Focuses on innovative use of observational geophysics to address geological and environmental questions. Main research interests include the study of traditional and alternative marine energy sources, and the geotechnical and environmental aspects of exploiting them. In particular, gas hydrates, their potential exploitation and response to global changes; Morphology and recent evolution of the seafloor as an indicator of: recent paleo-environmental and tectonic processes; Active processes of the geosphere: Paleoseismology and mechanism of faulting; the role of free fluids in the Earth’s crust; Innovative techniques for monitoring environmental changes (e.g. coral reef bleaching, marine biomass, pollutants accumulation, soil water interaction, etc.).

Autonomous Navigation and Sensor Fusion Lab

Navigation aims to determine the position, velocity and attitude of platforms, humans and animals. Commonly, fusion between several sensors is required to obtain accurate navigation. The Autonomous Navigation and Sensor Fusion Lab (ANSFL) researches problems in the fields of autonomous navigation, inertial navigation systems, estimation theory and related fields. Our focus is mainly (but not only) in marine platforms such as autonomous underwater vehicles, buoys, drifters and surface unmanned vehicles. Current research goals are to derive unorthodox inertial and sensor fusion algorithms, hunt for the next inertial navigation system architecture and pioneer deep learning based navigation approaches..

Lab Leader: Dr. Itzik KleinItzik Klein

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