Autonomous vehicle development for vertical submarine observation
PublisherSARTI (Technological Development Centre of Remote Acquisition and Data processing Systems)
Rights accessOpen Access
This work proposes the development of an ocean observation vehicle. This vehicle, a hybrid between Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) moves on the surface of the sea and makes vertical immersions to obtain the profiles of a water column according to a pre-established plan. Its design provides lower production cost and higher efficiency. GPS navigation allows the platform to move along the surface of the water while a radio-modem provides direct communication links and telemetry.
CitationGomáriz Castro, Spartacus [et al.]. Autonomous vehicle development for vertical submarine observation. "Instrumentation Viewpoint", 10 Març 2010, núm. 8, p. 39-40.