IVER2 improvement for oil in-water sampling
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The IVER2 AUV is a small man-portable AUV manufactured by Ocean Server Technology, Inc. The design of the vehicle allows the user to add new features and capabilities. The one acquired by the UPCT for the Underwater vehicle ready for oil spill (URready4OS) need several improvement in order to be used for oil in water sampling, listed: add an oil probe, equipped a second CPU enable to communicate with the main CPU and the probe, and an underwater modem. New software has been developed to storage in the second CPU the data registered by the oil sensor and main CPU allowing to get georeferenced oil in water data, to receive/send information by the underwater modem and the integration of the vehicle in the command and control software Neptus.