Laughlin Barker

Laughlin Barker
PhD Student
70 Krieger Hall
[email protected]



I am currently working on the challenge of navigation of  underwater vehicles beneath moving sea ice.


2012 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.


Conferences & Whitepapers

Barker, L. D. & Whitcomb, L. L. (2016), Preliminary simulation of a deployable GPS navigation system for ice-relative dead reckoning of underwater vehicles under moving sea ice, in ‘OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey’, pp. 1–4.

Barker, L. D.; Kim, S. L.; Saenz, B. T.; Osborne, D. & Daly, K. L. (2016), Towable instrumentation for use with a hand-deployed Remotely Operated Vehicle, in ‘OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey’, pp. 1–6.

Barker, L. D. L. & Whitcomb, L. L. (2016), A preliminary survey of underwater robotic vehicle design and Navigation for under-ice operations, in ‘Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on’.

Barker, L. (2014), ‘Closed-loop buoyancy control for a Coastal Profiling Float‘, MBARI Intern Report .


Barker, L.; Neber, M. & Lee, H. (2013), ‘Design of a low-profile two-axis solar tracker’, Solar Energy 97, 569–576.



Neber, M.; Lee, H.; Barker, L.; Olaes, C.; Marumoto, D. & Valdez, J. (2015), ‘Two-axis solar tracker design for low cost deployment and profile for reduced loading moments’, US Patent 9,093,587.

Past Work