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SAS 2016: SHARC Autonomous Craft Tested and Integrated with P-8A Poseidon MPA
 
During Sea-Air-Space 2016, Boeing and its partner Liquid Robotics were showcasing the Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC). The SHARC is based on Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider SV3, a unique wave and solar propelled 2 parts system (one on the surface, the other under water).
During Sea-Air-Space 2016, Boeing and its partner Liquid Robotics were showcasing the Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC). The SHARC is based on Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider SV3, a unique wave and solar propelled 2 parts system (one on the surface, the other under water).
 
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Sea Air Space 2016 Online Show Daily - Boeing SHARC
 
 
 
SAS 2016: SHARC Autonomous Craft Tested and Integrated with P-8A Poseidon MPA
 
During Sea-Air-Space 2016, Boeing and its partner Liquid Robotics were showcasing the Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC). The SHARC is based on Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider SV3, a unique wave and solar propelled 2 parts system (one on the surface, the other under water).
     
During Sea-Air-Space 2016, Boeing and its partner Liquid Robotics were showcasing the Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC). The SHARC is based on Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider SV3, a unique wave and solar propelled 2 parts system (one on the surface, the other under water).
SHARC on display on the Boeing booth during SAS 2016
     
Talking to Navy Recognition, Egan Greenstein, senior director, autonomous maritime systems, explained that "from an engineering perspective, SHARC is now fully integrated with the P-8 Poseidon aircraft".

Boeing started integration testing between a SHARC and an Insitu Scaneagle UAV in November 2014. They then proceeded to test SHARC with P-8A Poseidon in fall last year. The concept envisioned by Boeing consists in several SHARC devices and other systems forming an integrated undersea, surface and air network.

The Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft delivers continuous maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconaissance missions for up to a year without refueling or servicing. Liquid Robotics' innovative, wave- and solar-powered propulsion system, combined with Boeing's advanced sensors, integrate to provide a completely new way to connect assets from seafloor to space.

Its ability to conduct continuous patrols using autonomous navigation, gives SHARC unique access to undersea, air and space domains. It requires only a single, shore-side operator to monitor and controle large fleets. To date, more than 50 sensors have been tested and integrated on SHARC, including Automated Idenfitication System (AIS), acoustic sensors, electromagnetic sensors, and imaging systems. SHARC's on-board architecture, commercial standards and modular configuration allows rapid integration of advanced technologies and innovative payloads.