Georgia Tech Savannah Hosts Seminar on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

SAVANNAH (07-Feb-11) - Georgia Tech Savannah is hosting a seminar on the subject of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS). Professor Wen Xu of Zhejiang University , located in Hangzhou, China, will present an overview on the development of AUVs and SAS and their role in such endeavors as surveying oceanic environments and military scenarios.

Xu will also discuss the AUV/SAS test platform that was recently built at Zheijang University's Acoustic Signal Processing Lab. Furthermore, the seminar will exhibit numerous experimental results and initiate the topic of developing low-cost navigation sensors utilized in the low-frequency system.

This event is open to the public and admission is free.


Tuesday, February 8


12 – 1:15 p.m.


Georgia Tech Savannah
210 Technology Circle
Savannah, Ga.
PARB Building, Room 126


  • 1-95 to Exit 106: Jimmy DeLoach Parkway
  • East on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway
  • Left at 1st traffic light on Crossroads Parkway


Photo and video opportunities available throughout the seminar. Media are encouraged to attend in order to obtain footage as the origins and future uses of this technology are discussed.


About Georgia Tech Savannah

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked the 10th best engineering and information technology university in the world by the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings and seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, Georgia Tech has more than 20,000 students and is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Georgia Tech Savannah campus offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and electrical and computer engineering.

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