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Douglas Horner

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Naval Postgraduate School
United States of America


Douglas Horner was Research Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. MS - Naval Postgraduate School, 1997 Applied Mathematics, MA - Naval Postgraduate School, 1997 National Security Affairs and BS - Boston University, 1985.

Research Interest

Research Interest in Obstacle Avoidance for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Feature Based Navigation for AUVs, Collaboration amongst Autonomous Underwater, Aerial and Surface Vehicles, Rendezvous strategies for AUVs docking to submarines and Persistence in AUV operations.


  • Healey, A. J., Horner, D. P., "Obstacle Detection and Avoidance Using Blazed Array Forward Look Sonar ", End of Year Report, 2006 ONR, September 30, 2006

  • Healey, A. J., Horner, D. P., "Tactical Decision Aids: High Bandwidth Links Using Autonomous Vehicles ", ONR End of Year Report 2006, September 30, 2006

  • Healey, A. J., Horner, D. P., "Collaborative Vehicles in Future Naval Missions, Obstacle Detection and Avoidance ", Keynote Paper, Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Modelling and Control of Marine Craft, MCMC, 2006, Lisbon, Portugal, September 20-23, 2006

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