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Control Software for an Autonomous Survey Vehicle

Michel Perrier, James G Bellingham
1992
11 pp.
MITSG 93-20J

This paper describes the approach to intelligent control adopted for the new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) "Odyssey." The vehicle is designed for survey operations to depths of 6000 m and has a range of up to 300 km. In-water tests have demonstrated vehicle dynamic control and simple survey missions, and results for both are presented. Simulation has been extensively used as a development and preliminary validation environment for vehicle software.

type: Technical reports

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