IEEE OES Victoria Chapter - Technical Seminar Speaker: Roee Diamant, University of Haifa Abstract: We present a non-linear navigation solution, referred as the Reverse Bearing Only Target Motion Analysis (Reverse BO-TMA) to passively self localize an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Our methods are based only on measuring the radiated noise of a passing vessel sailing on a known route. Compared to traditional range-based underwater localization methods, Reverse BO-TMA allows the AUV to remain farther from the reference vessel, and does not require collaboration or message exchange. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach, we have implemented a prototype for Reverse BO-TMA and successfully tested it in three sea experiments. Biography: Roee Diamant received the PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, in 2013, and the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. From 2001 to 2009, he was with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel, as a project manager and system engineer, where he developed a commercial underwater modem with network capabilities. In 2015 and 2016, he was a visiting Professor at the University of Padova, Italy. In 2009, he received the Israel Excellent Worker First Place Award from the Israeli Presidential Institute. In 2010 he received the NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Dr. Diamant received two best paper awards. Currently, he is an Assistant Prof. at the Dept. of Marine Technology, University of Haifa, and serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Ocean Engineering, and as the coordinator of the BG-14 EU project. His research interests are in underwater acoustic communication, underwater navigation, object detection, and classification.