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GOATS 2000: AUV Operations Report

Justin Manley, John Rieffel
13 pp.
MITSG 01-06
$6.00 DOM

During the fall of 2000 the MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Lab deployed two Odyssey IIc Class AUVs to Elba, Italy as part of the Generic Oceanographic Array Technology (GOATS) 2000 field experiment. GOATS is an Office of Naval Research Joint Research Project that involves several contributors. The MIT AUVs were the primary mobile sensor platform for multi-static acoustic experiments. These efforts included study of buried objects and scattering from sand ripples. In this report of the GOATS 2000 field operation, the authors describe the latest achievements of the Odyssey IIc AUV, such as high precision long baseline navigation using a Kalman filter approach, use of an acoustic modem to telemeter AUV status, and microsecond timing accuracy.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 1999-RU--RCM
Title: Sensor and Operational Tradeoffs for Multi AUV MCM

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