The MUM research project was recently presented at the National Maritime Conference in Rostock, DE, held under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
EvoLogics PingGuin AUVs, designed for the MUM “Mothership” are developed to operate in a coordinated swarm and provide a flexible and adaptable acoustic communication network.
The current project phase is aimed at constructing the first MUM prototype based on the test platform and deploying it underwater.
MUM is envisioned as a new class of extra-large modular unmanned underwater system for various applications in the civil maritime industry, such as transport and deployment of payloads and exploration of remote areas.
The MUM (Modifiable Underwater Mothership) project is coordinated by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. MUM is a collaboration between industry and science since 2017, and the partners are thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, EvoLogics, University of Rostock, and Technical University of Berlin.