Publication Detail

Experiments in Remote Monitoring and Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

John H. I. Kim, Bradley A. Moran, John Leonard
6 pp.
MITSG 97-06J
$2.00 DOM

This paper describes research on remote monitoring and control of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). This work is part of a larger effort to create autonomous ocean sampling networks (AOSN), a new concept for collecting synoptic oceanographic data. AOSN is based on the operation of small, low cost autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) within an array of moorings that provide communication and power-supply nodes. Critical to the realization of AOSN will be the ability to control these assets and monitor the data collection process remotely. The MIT AUV laboratory has performed a variety of remote monitoring and control experiments to test different types of network distributed control software. This work is described.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 1995-RU-25-ONR
Title: Autonomous Ocean Sampling Networks