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Special Issue "Autonomous Maritime Navigation and Sensor Fusion"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Itzik Klein
Guest Editor
The Hatter Department of Marine Technologies, School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Interests: unorthodox inertial navigation architectures; autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) navigation; accurate low-cost navigation solutions; nonlinear estimation and deep learning for sensor fusion; cooperative navigation
Prof. Dr. Aboelmagd Noureldin
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4, Canada;
2. Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Interests: wireless location and navigation; GNSS; INS; multi-sensor fusion involving GNSS, INS, Radar, LiDAR, and vision systems for positioning and navigation; optimal estimation; artificial intelligence, positioning in challenging and denied GNSS environments including urban areas, indoors and under jamming conditions
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for various types of applications including oceanographic surveys, scientific research, military-oriented applications, and structure monitoring. One of the most critical aspects of an autonomous vehicle is the navigation system. Therein, a wide range of sensor measurements are fused in the navigation filter to obtain the vehicle position, velocity, and orientation.

This Special Issue aims to collect high-quality research papers and review articles focusing on recent advances in autonomous maritime navigation and sensor fusion theory and applications.

Potential topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Innovative autonomous navigation approaches;
  • Bio-inspired based navigation;
  • Nonlinear estimation for sensor fusion;
  • Geophysical navigation;
  • Unorthodox navigation architectures such as gyro-free or angular accelerometer-based configurations;
  • Cooperative navigation;
  • Acoustic navigation.

Dr. Itzik Klein
Prof. Dr. Aboelmagd Noureldin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Navigation
  • Sensor fusion
  • Nonlinear estimation
  • Inertial navigation system
  • Inertial measurement unit
  • Doppler velocity log
  • Terrain navigation
  • Underwater simultaneous localization and mapping

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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