Robotics

Positioning, Robotics, Acoustics and Optics Service (PRAO)

PRAO’s fields of competence are positioning, robotics, acoustic systems and environment of ships and underwater vehicles, optical imaging and image processing.

  • Underwater robotics: control systems and control architectures for underwater teleoperated and autonomous vehicles and underwater manipulators.
  • Acoustic systems of ships and underwater vehicles: phone, sonar, short and long baseline positioning systems, teletransmission, bathymetric mapping, imaging.
  • Acoustic environment of ships and underwater vehicles: radiated noise in water, vibration isolating, self generated noise received on acoustic equipment transducers, placing of acoustic barriers (locating, suspending, baffling), acoustic compatibility between equipment, acoustic and vibration monitoring, acoustic propagation.
  • Optical systems for underwater imaging and image processing: use of innovative sensors and lighting sources, measures from images and optical mosaicing cartography.

PRAO team

Jan OPDERBECKE

Head of PRAO Service

Nom.Prenom[at]ifremer.fr

Virginie LEMAIRE

Executive Secretary

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Anne-Gaëlle ALLAIS

Development Engineer in Image Processing

Underwater Vision

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Patrick ARZELIES

Research Engineer in Acoustics

Acoustic Environment of Ship and Underwater Systems

Nom.Prenom[at]ifremer.fr

Marie-Edith BOUHIER

Research Engineer in Signal Processing

Navigation and Underwater Positioning

Nom.Penom[at]ifremer.fr

Lorenzo BRIGNONE

Development Engineer in Underwater Robotics and Systems

Nom.Prenom[at]ifremer.fr

Michèle DROGOU

Test Engineer in Acoustics

Transmission and Underwater Acoustic Measurements

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B. D.

Development Engineer in Robotics

Development of Robotics Software

P. D.

Technician in Electronics and Acoustics

Transmission and Underwater Acoustic Measurements

Toussaint EDMOND

Test Engineer in Electronics

Underwater Navigation and Positioning

Nom.Prenom[at]ifremer.fr