Publication Detail

New Archaeological Uses of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

David Mindell, Brian Bingham
4 pp.
MITSG 02-10J
$2.00 DOM

This paper explores the intersection of two fields of research: autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and archaeology in the deep sea. With computer-controlled track lines over an archaeological site, an AUV can collect imagery and sonar data for precise mapping. The authors propose an archaeology-specific AUV to conduct such surveys and describe the requirements for such a vehicle to work in precision, instrumented environments.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 2000-RD-7-PD
Title: Assessing Technologies for Archaeological Surveys in Deep Water

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