April 27th 2017 - OCEANSIDE, CA – Applied Physical Sciences (APS) demonstrated the FutureWaves™ wave and vessel motion forecasting system at the US Navy and Marine Corps' Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (S2ME2 ANTX) 2017.

Applied Physical Sciences (APS) demonstrated the FutureWaves™ wave and vessel motion forecasting system at the US Navy and Marine Corps' Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (S2ME2 ANTX) 2017.  The exercise, taking place over two weeks from April 17-27 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton on the coast of Southern California, consisted of an array of new US Navy technologies being demonstrated in a realistic amphibious assault environment.

The FutureWaves™ system was installed on the Landing Craft Utility vessel LCU 1665, as well as on a shore station in S2ME2 ANTX 2017 “Combat Town”.  Each system consisted of a custom Doppler radar for wave measurement and a suite of processing codes for turning the radar data into wave and ship motion predictions.  The system GUI allowed demonstration of real-time ship-operator interaction with the wave and motion predictions during operations, including a system data feed to a tablet on the LCU bridge. Visitors to the FutureWaves™ hut in Combat Town could interact with the surf zone wave measurement and forecasting being provided by the shore system, as well as the live LCU wave and motion prediction data being streamed wirelessly from the offshore LCU to Combat Town.

Throughout the exercise, APS was able to demonstrate the operational utility of the FutureWaves™ system to a large number of uniformed and civilian Navy and Marine Corps personnel. Aboard the LCU, the system provided operational guidance for best heading and wave timing, while on land both the shore-side and at-sea application of the technology could be demonstrated. These valuable interactions with Navy and Marine Corps personnel also helped the FutureWaves™ team better understand the operational needs for the amphibious assault action, improving APS’ ability to match the continuing technology advancement to the important Navy and Marine Corps needs.

For additional articles on S2ME2 ANTX 2017, visit the Navy.mil web site:

Navy, Marine Corps Spotlight the Future of Amphibious, Autonomous Warfare                      
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