|Title||REP18 Atlantic – A Large Scale Exercise Using Unmanned Systems, Field Report|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Lima, K, Dias, PSousa, Costa, M, Pinto, J, Marques, T, Cardigos, S, Mendes, R|
|Conference Name||OCEANS 2019 - Marseille|
|Keywords||Acoustic communication (telecommunication), autonomous underwater vehicle, Autonomous underwater vehicles, Autonomous Vehicle Network, Marine operations, Modems, Software, Underwater vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles|
We describe the 2018 edition of the Recognised Environmental Picture exercise (REP18). Every year, the Portuguese Navy hosts an international exercise where challenging and novel operational scenarios are tested in a controlled environment. This is done to achieve a readiness level that allows the use of those developments in future real-world scenarios. The objectives range from military to different scientific purposes, always aiming for the use of innovative though operational technologies. In this paper we document the 2018 objectives and results, as well as innovations that helped resolving the challenges posed by this operational environment enriched by multiple heterogeneous vehicles.