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A flexible liquid crystal polymer MEMS pressure sensor array for fish-like underwater sensing
A. G. P. Kottapalli, M. Asadnia, J. M. Miao, George Barbastathis, Michael Triantafyllou
2012, MITSG 12-18
Journal, book, proceeding reprints

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Measures Didemnum Infestation
Seth Newburg, Michael Soroka, Judy A Pederson, Gregory Booma, Franz Hover, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
2012, MITSG 12-03
General reports, fact sheets, posters

Overview of MOOS-IvP and a Users Guide to the IvP Helm - Release 4.2.1
Michael R. Benjamin, Henrik Schmidt, Paul Newman, John Leonard
2011, MITSG 11-29
Technical reports

MOOS-IvP Autonomy Tools Users Manual Release 4.2.1
Michael R. Benjamin
2011, MITSG 11-28
Technical reports

Design of an Underwater Vertical Glider for Subsea Equipment Delivery
Charles K. Ambler
2010, MITSG 10-37
Full theses / dissertations

Vorticity Transfer through Rapid Area Change
Martin S. Wibawa
2010, MITSG 10-25
Full theses / dissertations

Reef Explorer II (Rex II): Remotely Operated/Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Nancy Adams
2010, MITSG 10-07
Promotional brochures

Reef Explorer: Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Nancy Adams
2010, MITSG 10-06
Promotional brochures

Odyssey IV Class
Nancy Adams
2010, MITSG 10-05
Promotional brochures

NEREUS/Odyssey II: A Self-Contained Underwater Mass-Spectrometer System
Nancy Adams
2010, MITSG 10-04
Promotional brochures

Katrina Boat: A Diesel Electric Vertical Profiling Autonomous Surface Craft
Nancy Adams
2010, MITSG 10-03
Promotional brochures

Early Vehicles from the MIT Sea Grant AUV Lab
Nancy Adams
2010, MITSG 10-02
Promotional brochures

Touch-at-a-Distance: Pressure Microsensor Arrays for AUV Navigation
Jeffrey Lang, Franz Hover, Michael Triantafyllou
2009, MITSG 09-31
Technical reports

Steve Leeb
2009, MITSG 09-29
Technical reports

Dynamic Response and Maneuvering Strategies of a Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicle in Hovering
Lauren A Cooney
2009, MITSG 09-27TH
Full theses / dissertations

Design and Performance of Odyssey IV: A Deep Ocean Hover-Capable AUV
Justin Eskesen, Dylan Owens, Michael Soroka, James Morash, Franz Hover, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis, Jim Morash, Franz Hover, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
2009, MITSG 09-08
Technical reports

Development and application of distributed MEMS pressure sensor array for AUV object avoidance
Vicente I. Fernandez, Stephen M. Hou, Franz S. Hover, Lang, J., Triantafyllou, M. S.
2009, MITSG 09-07
Technical reports

SLAM for Ship Hull Inspection using Exactly Sparse Extended Information Filters
Matthew Walter, Franz Hover, John Leonard
2008, MITSG 08-50
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Biomimetic oscillating foil propulsion to enhance underwater vehicle agility and maneuverability
Stephen Licht
2008, MITSG 08-42TH
Full theses / dissertations

Gradient-Free Stochastic Sensitivity Analysis of the Shipboard Power System
Pradya Prempraneerach, J Foo, M. Triantafyllou, C. Chryssostomidis, and G. E. Karniadakis
2008, MITSG 08-32
Technical reports

Design of the All-Electric Ship: Focus on Integrated Power System Coupled to Hydrodynamics
Pradya Prempraneerach, James Kirtley, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis, M. S. Triantafyllou, and G. E. Karniadakis
2008, MITSG 08-31
Technical reports

Sensitivity Analysis and Low-Dimensional Stochastic Modeling of Shipboard Integrated Power Systems
Pradya Prempraneerach, F. Hover, M. Triantafyllou, C. Chryssostomidis, and G. E. Karniadakis
2008, MITSG 08-28J
Technical reports

YouTube - MIT Sea Grant AUV Lab
MIT Sea Grant AUV Lab
Videos / DVDs

Stochastic Sensitivity Methods and Application to the Shipboard Power System
Pradya Prempraneerach, Franz Hover, Michael Triantafyllou, C. Chryssostomidis, and G. E. Karniadakis
2007, MITSG 07-15J
Journal, book, proceeding reprints

A Vehicle System for Autonomous Relative Survey of In-Water Ships
Franz Hover, Jerome Vaganay, Michael Elkins, S. Willcox, V. Polidoro, J. Morash, R. Damus and S. Desset
2007, MITSG 07-14J
Journal, book, proceeding reprints

Focus: AUV lab
Andrea Cohen
2007, MITSG 07-10
Promotional brochures

Linearized Hovering Control With One or More Azimuthing Thrusters
Franz Hover
2007, MITSG 06-11J
Technical reports

System Identification of Open-Loop Maneuvers Leads to Improved AUV Flight Performance
Mark E. Rentschler, Franz Hover, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
2006, MITSG 06-13J
Journal, book, proceeding reprints

Adapting a Survey-Class AUV for High Resolution Seafloor Imaging
Jim Morash, Robert Damus, Samuel Desset, V. Polidoro, and C. Chryssostomidis
2005, MITSG 05-22
Technical reports

Ship Hull Inspection by Hull-relative Navigation and Control
Jerome Vaganay, Michael Elkins, Scott Wilcox, F. S. Hover; R. S. Damus; S. Desset; J. P. Morash; V. C. Polidoro
2005, MITSG 05-13J
Technical reports

Closer to Deep Underwater Science with ODYSSEY IV Class Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV)
Samuel Desset, Robert Damus, Franz Hover, J.ames Morash; Victor Polidoro
2005, MITSG 05-12J
Technical reports

Affordable Deep Ocean Exploration with a Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle: Odyssey IV: a 6000 Meter Rated, Cruising and Hovering AUV
Victor Polidoro, Samuel Desset, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis, F. Hover; J. Morash; R. Damus
2005, MITSG 05-11J
Technical reports

Design of an AUV Recharging System
Bryan D. Miller
2005, MITSG 05-06TH
Full theses / dissertations

Nereus/Kemonaut, a Mobile Autonomous Underwater Mass Spectrometer
Richard Camilli, Harold Hemond
2004, MITSG 08-20J
Technical reports

A New Paradigm for Ship Hull Inspection Using a Holonomic Hover-capable AUV
Robert Damus, Samuel Desset, Jim Morash, Victor Polidoro; Franz Hover; Jerome Vaganay; Scott Willcox
2004, MITSG 05-14J
Technical reports

Design of a Mobile Coastal Communications Buoy
Meghan Hendry-Brogan
2004, MITSG 05-02TH
Full theses / dissertations

Design and Projected Performance of a Flapping Foil AUV
Stephen Licht, Victor Polidoro, Melissa D. Harness-Flores, Franz S. Hover; Michael S. Triantafyllou
2004, MITSG 04-12J
Technical reports

Experimental Study of Flapping Fins in the MIT Water Tunnel
Franz Hover, Karl McLetchie, Melissa D. Harness-Flores, A. H. Techet; C. Chryssostomidis; M. Triantafyllou
2004, MITSG 04-04
Technical reports

Large Scale Structure from Motion for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Surveys
Oscar Pizarro
Full theses / dissertations

Modeling and Control of an Odyssey III AUV Through System Identification Tests
Mark E. Rentschler, Franz Hover, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
2003, MITSG 03-36
Full theses / dissertations

A Wearable Vehicle Interface for Augmented Reality in Operating AUVs
Robert Damus, Jim Morash, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
2003, MITSG 03-35J
Technical reports

Creation and Deployment of the NEREUS Autonomous Underwater Chemical Analyzer and Kemonaut, an Odyssey Class Submarine
Richard Camilli
2003, MITSG 03-32TH
Full theses / dissertations

Forces on Oscillating Foils for Propulsion and Maneuvering
Douglas A Read, Franz Hover, Michael Triantafyllou
2003, MITSG 03-30J
Technical reports

High Rate Acoustic Link for Underwater Video Transmission
Costas Pelekanakis, Milica Stojanovic, Lee Freitag
2003, MITSG 03-25J
Technical reports

Flapping Foil Propulsion for Cruising and Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Victor Polidoro
Full theses / dissertations

Flapping Motion of a Three-Dimensional Foil for Propulsion and Maneuvering of Underwater Vehicles
Melissa Harness-Flores
Full theses / dissertations

Dynamic Simulation Modeling and Control of the Odyssey III Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Mark E. Rentschler
Full theses / dissertations

NEREUS: Engineering Concept for an Underwater Mass Spectrometer.
Harold Hemond, Richard Camilli
2002, MITSG 03-26J
Technical reports

Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Imaging of Proud and Buried Targets from an AUV
Kevin D. LePage, Henrik Schmidt
2002, MITSG 03-06J
Technical reports

Design of an Inspection Class Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Robert Damus, Justin Manley, Samuel Desset, J. Morash, and C. Chryssostomidis
2002, MITSG 02-15J
Technical reports

Applying AUV Lessons and Technologies to Autonomous Surface Craft Development
J. Manley, J. Curren, B. Lockyer, J. Morash; C. Chryssostomidis
2002, MITSG 02-12
Technical reports

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Homing/Docking via Electromagnetic Guidance
Michael D. Feezor, Furman Y. Sorrel, Paul R. Blankinship, J. G. Bellingham
2001, MITSG 04-08J
Technical reports

New Archaeological Uses of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
David Mindell, Brian Bingham
2001, MITSG 02-10J
Technical reports

Spectral-Feature Classification of Oceanographic Processes Using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.
Yanwu Zhang, Arthur B. Baggeroer, James G Bellingham
2001, MITSG 02-02J
Technical reports

Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter Flow Measurement from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with Applications to Deep Ocean Convection
Yanwu Zhang, Knut Streitlien, James G Bellingham, Arthur B. Baggeroer
2001, MITSG 02-01J
Technical reports

Developments in Odyssey II Class AUVs for the GOATs 2000 Joint Research Project.
Justin E Manley
2001, MITSG 01-16J
Technical reports

Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Sonar Concept for MCM AUV Networks
Henrik Schmidt, Joseph R. Edwards, Kevin LePage, Edoardo Bovio
2000, MITSG 03-12J
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

The GOATS Joint Research Project: Underwater Vehicle Networks for Acoustic and Oceanographic Measurements in the Littoral Ocean.
Edoardo Bovio, Henrik Schmidt
2000, MITSG 03-08J
Technical reports

GOATS 2000: AUV Operations Report
Justin Manley, John Rieffel
2000, MITSG 01-06
Technical reports

Evolution of the Autonomous Surface Craft AUTOCAT
Justin Manley, Aaron Marsh, Whitney Cornforth, Colette Wiseman
2000, MITSG 01-05J
Technical reports

AUV Applications in Massachusetts Bay: an Assessment of Current and Potential Opportunities
Porter Hoagland, Arthur G. Gaines, Mary E. Schumacher
1999, MITSG 01-10
Technical reports

High Fidelity Hydrographic Surveys Using an Autonomous Surface Craft
Justin Manley, Thomas W. Vaneck
1998, MITSG 01-03J
Technical reports

Small, High Performance Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
James G Bellingham
1997, MITSG 01-04
Technical reports

Development of the Autonomous Surface Craft "ACES"
Justin Manley
1997, MITSG 01-02J
Technical reports

Odyssey Docking Trials in Cape Cod Bay - May 1997
Videos / DVDs

AUV survey design applied to oceanic deep convection
Scott Wilcox, Yanwu Zhang, James G Bellingham, J. Marshall
1996, MITSG 97-09J
Technical reports

Map Based Navigation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Seamus T. Tuohy, John Leonard, James G Bellingham, N. M. Patrikalakis; C. Chryssostomidis
1996, MITSG 97-08J
Technical reports

Comparison of Fix Computation and Filtering for Autonomous Acoustic Navigation
Jerome Vaganay, James G Bellingham, John Leonard
1996, MITSG 97-07J
Technical reports

Experiments in Remote Monitoring and Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
John H. I. Kim, Bradley A. Moran, John Leonard, J. G. Bellingham; S. T. Tuohy
1996, MITSG 97-06J
Technical reports

Optimizing AUV Oceanographic Surveys
James G Bellingham, Scott Wilcox
1996, MITSG 97-05J
Technical reports

Real-time Frontal Mapping with AUVS in a Coastal Environment
Henrik Schmidt, James G Bellingham, Mark P Johnson, David Herold; David M. Farmer; Richard Pawlowicz
1996, MITSG 97-04J
Technical reports

Implementation of a Fuzzy Controller for Waypoint Following on an Autonomous Boat: A Teaching Tool
T. W. Vaneck, T. W. Rodriguez, T. Consi, C. Goudey
1996, MITSG 95-12J
Technical reports

Virtual environments for AUV development and ocean exploration
John Leonard, Seamus T. Tuohy, James G Bellingham, J. H. Kim; H. Schmidt; N. M. Patrikalakis; C. Chryssostomidis
1995, MITSG 95-09J
Technical reports

Bottom Following for Survey-class Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Andrew A Bennet, John Leonard, James G Bellingham
1995, MITSG 95-08J
Technical reports

AUV Research: Challenges and Opportunities in the Coastal Environment
Richard Morris
1995, MITSG 95-02
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

A Simulator Model for AUV Navigation
Seamus T. Tuohy
1994, MITSG 96-10J
Technical reports

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Applications in Fisheries
Clifford A. Goudey, James G Bellingham
1994, MITSG 94-20J
Technical reports

MIT Sea Grant Underwater Vehicles Laboratory
Carolyn A Levi
1994, MITSG 94-14
Handbooks, manuals, guides/aids

AUV Guidance with Chemical Signals
T. Consi, J. Atema, C. A. Goudey, J. Cho; C. Chryssostomidis
1994, MITSG 94-13J
Technical reports

Commercialization of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
John Moore
1994, MITSG 93-32
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

The MIT Sea Grant Summer 1993 Undergraduate Workshop in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
MIT Sea Grant
1993, MITSG 93-30
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Demonstration of a High-performance, Low-cost Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
J. G Bellingham, J. W Bales, D. K. Atwood, C. Chryssostomidis; T. R. Consi; C. A. Goudey
1993, MITSG 93-28
Technical reports

Economic Ocean Survey Capability with AUVs
James G Bellingham, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
1993, MITSG 93-17J
Technical reports

MIT Sea Grant Underwater Vehicles Laboratory
MIT Sea Grant
1993, MITSG 93-14
Sea Grant programs' reports

Perception, Scene Reconstruction and World Modeling for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
John Moore
1993, MITSG 92-94
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Control Software for an Autonomous Survey Vehicle
Michel Perrier, James G Bellingham
1992, MITSG 93-20J
Technical reports

Acoustic Bearing Measurement in a Multipath Environment
Brian H. Tracey, James G Bellingham, Henrik Schmidt, Thomas R. Consi; Peter Khoury
1992, MITSG 93-19J
Technical reports

A Small, Long-range Autonomous Vehicle for Deep Ocean Exploration
James G Bellingham, Clifford A. Goudey, Thomas Consi, C. Chryssostomidis
1992, MITSG 93-18J
Technical reports

Hyperbolic Acoustic Navigation for Underwater Vehicles: Implementation and Demonstration
James G Bellingham, Thomas Consi, Usha Tedrow, Massa Diane Di
1992, MITSG 93-16J
Technical reports

Development of a Four-function Mini-ROV Manipulator for Marine Scientists
David W. Schloerb
1992, MITSG 93-02J
Technical reports

Perception, Scene Reconstruction and World Modeling for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
John Moore
1992, MITSG 92-24
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Scientific and Environmental Data Collection with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Carolyn A. Levi
1992, MITSG 92-02
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Development of Autonomous Vehicles for Long Term Ocean Eddy Observation.
Michael Triantafyllou, Knut Streitlien
1991, MITSG 91-16
Technical reports

Keeping Layered Control Simple
James G Bellingham, Thomas Consi, Robert M. Beaton, William Hall
1991, MITSG 91-10J
Technical reports

State Configured Layered Control
James G Bellingham, Thomas Consi
1990, MITSG 93-24J
Technical reports

Using Layered Control for Supervisory Control of Underwater Vehicles.
James G Bellingham, Douglas E. Humphrey
1990, MITSG 91-09J
Technical reports

TUGOS Utilization and Selective Gear Development
Clifford A. Goudey
1990, MITSG 90-20
Technical reports

Computational Algorithms for Adaptive Robot Control
Gunter D. Niemeyer
1990, MITSG 90-16TH
Full theses / dissertations

Robots Underwater--ongoing Research at MIT
James G Bellingham, Thomas Consi
1990, MITSG 90-14J
Technical reports

Icarus: MIT's Human-powered Submarine
Clifford A. Goudey, William B. Coney
1990, MITSG 90-08
Technical reports

Cable Dynamics for Tethered Underwater Vehicles
Michael Triantafyllou, Franz Hover
1990, MITSG 90-04
Technical reports

Software Development for the Autonomous Submersible Program at MIT Sea Grant and Draper Laboratory
John L. Loch, Eric V Wallar, James G Bellingham, Robert Beaton; Michael Triantafyllou
1989, MITSG 93-21J
Technical reports

Deep Thoughts.; Artificial Intelligence and Underwater Vehicles
Carolyn A. Levi
1989, MITSG 90-05
Technical reports

Flow Tests on Cables with Fuzz Fairing
Goudey, Clifford A. and Ben Allen
1989, MITSG 89-31J

Multisensor Modeling of Undersea Terrain
W. Kenneth Stewart
1989, MITSG 89-27J
Technical reports

Small underwater vehicle design: motors and propulsors.
John Moore
1989, MITSG 89-24
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Autonomous Underwater Systems for Survey Operations
Norman Doelling, Elizabeth T. Gowell
1989, MITSG 89-04

A model-based approach to 3-D imaging and mapping underwater.
W. Kenneth Stewart
1988, MITSG 88-4J
Technical reports

Power systems for small underwater vehicles.
John Moore
1988, MITSG 88-11
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Undersea Teleoperators and Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
Norman Doelling, Elizabeth T. Harding
1987, MITSG 87-1
Technical reports

An objective tactile sensing strategy for object recognition and localization
John L. Schneiter
1986, MITSG 86-19J
Technical reports

A robust design method for impedance control of constrained dynamic systems
H. Kazerooni
1985, MITSG 85-35TN
Full theses / dissertations

Wide bandwidth positioning systems for space and underwater vehicles
H. Kazerooni, Thomas B Sheridan
1985, MITSG 85-34
Technical reports

A new generation of underwater unmanned tethered vehicles carrying heavy equipment at large depths
Michael Triantafyllou, A M. Amzallag
1985, MITSG 85-30TN
Sea Grant programs' reports

Human-interactive simulation and display of an underwater remotely operated vehicle
Thierry Royer
1985, MITSG 85-29TN
Technical reports

MIT underwater technology research: telemanipulator developments
1985, MITSG 85-27
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

A new design for parallel link manipulators
Samuel E. Landsberger, Thomas B Sheridan
1985, MITSG 85-16J
Technical reports

An optical tactile sensor for manipulators.
John L. Schneiter, Thomas B Sheridan
1984, MITSG 87-5J
Technical reports

Acoustic telemetry--an overview
Arthur Baggeroer
1984, MITSG 85-11J
Technical reports

1984, MITSG 84-3
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

1982, MITSG 82-4
Technical reports

H. Kazerooni, Thomas B Sheridan
1982, MITSG 82-19
Technical reports

Norman Doelling
1981, MITSG 81-4
Technical reports

1980, MITSG 80-5
Technical reports

Tetsuichi Odahara, Thomas B Sheridan
1980, MITSG 80-19
Technical reports

Thomas N. Sofyanos, Thomas B Sheridan
1980, MITSG 80-11
Technical reports

Thurston L. Brooks, Thomas B Sheridan
1979, MITSG 79-20
Technical reports

1979, MITSG 79-15
Technical reports

1976, MITSG 76-9
Technical reports

1976, MITSG 76-7
Technical reports

K. A. Morey, Erik L. Mollo-Christensen
1976, MITSG 76-20
Technical reports

A small robot submarine for oceanographic applications
A. Douglas Carmichael, Stuart D. Jessup, Glenn J. Keller
1976, MITSG 76-15J

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