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Gryphon Sensors
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DRS Technologies
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EE Catalog
Electronics Valley
Expansion Solutions
Flight International
Flight Global
GIM International
GPS World
IHS Jane's
Inside GNSS
Marine Technology
Microwave Journal
Military Embedded Systems
Nuts and Volts
Ocean News & Technology
Point of Beginning
Robotics Tomorrow
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Sea Power
Sea Technology
Tactical Defense Media
UAS Magazine
Unmanned Tech Solutions
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Aquatic Solutions Conference

on electrical actuated underwater applications

The Aquatic Solutions Conference (ASC) is a nonprofit international conference dedicated to the advancement of the professional and technical understanding of underwater solutions focusing on electrical actuators. By providing an independent platform, the ASC is able to generate a strong network where science and practice meet to find real solutions for real challenges.

  • Offshore / Oil & Gas
  • Environmental Research and Cleaning
  • Inspection and Maintenance
  • Search and Rescue
  • Entertainment

This year, the Aquatic Solutions Conference will be held on May 3rd in New Orleans, LA, co-located with the XPONENTIAL (AUVSI) Show. The conference provides academicians and industry professionals the opportunity to explore, share and discuss new ways for underwater challenges.

maxon motor and DFKI
maxon motor and DFKI join forces to enhance the state of technology in this field of application. Both industry and academia profit from a closer collaboration and exchange of experience and technology. Based on our expertise, maxon and DFKI decided to organize an independent platform to merge these groups and explore today’s solutions and future possibilities. Within this platform, participants will:

  • Learn about new Maritime technologies and the solutions that exist for challenging applications
  • Network with others in the industry to develop partnerships to promote growth
  • Work together to define specific standards
  • Improve your knowledge of the current market trends in the industry
  • Connect with the leading research institutions and industry players

Program & Registration Info


May 3, 2016 | New Orleans, LA
7:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome Opening Comments
9:15 AM Why be tethered to old conventions of underwater exploration?
by Durval Tavares
10:00 AM Coral reef mapping using low cost Remotely Operated Vehicle
by Kirk Bennett
10:30 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM Inspection class ROVs: The pickup trucks of the subsea industry
by Chris Parker
11:30 AM Survey of thruster design principals for underwater robots
by Sheldon Rubin
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Lessons learned from the preparation of off-the-shelf electronic components for the pressure-tolerant usage in deep-sea
by Peter Kampmann
1:30 PM Optimizing seaglider performance utilizing a annular wing
by Christopher Hockley
2:00 PM Networking Break
2:30 PM Underwater solutions with "out of the box" components
by Carsten Horn
3:00 PM Hydrocarbon detection with vertical E-field measurements on the seafloor
by Stefan Helwig
3:30 PM Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend?

  • AUV Engineers
  • ROV Engineers
  • Research/Study underwater applications
  • Design Engineers
  • Maritime Educators
  • Robotic Systems Engineers
  • Maritime Technology Engineers
  • Underwater Inspection System Engineers
  • Mini Submarine Engineers