Publication Detail

Commercialization of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

John Moore
29 pp.
MITSG 93-32

This symposium's presentations focus on future commercial markets for intelligent autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). AUVs are beginning to show the reliability and robustness that commercial markets demand and the cost-effectiveness of using AUVs in certain applications is beginning to be demonstrated. Participants explore the opportunities, as well as the obstacles that exist, for the application and use of AUVs within the various commercial markets. Presentations and discussions touch on a number of key issues relating to existing technologies used in marine markets and what these markets will demand in performance and cost requirements of AUVs to justify a switch from traditional techniques to this relatively new technology. Topics address the potential use of AUVs in the offshore oil industry, hydrographic survey operations, scientific research and environmental studies.

type: Workshops, proceedings, symposia

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Parent Project

Project No.: 1992-A-6
Title: MIT Sea Grant Marine Industry Collegium

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