Autonomous vehicle development for vertical submarine observation
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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 profile 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.
CitationGomariz, S. [et al.]. Autonomous vehicle development for vertical submarine observation. A: THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MARINE TECHNOLOGY. "International Workshop on Marine Technology". Vilanova i la Geltú: 2009.