Underwater Vehicles

Underwater Vehicles

The main goal of this chapter is to introduce to the design and working hypotheses for the construction of a low-cost Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) devoted to pipeline and cable inspections. Underwater inspection is mainly necessary on account of the periodic surveys for the preventive maintenance of submarine infrastructure in the off-shore industries.


The advantages of doing them with AUVs instead of Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) or Towed Unmanned Devices (TUD) are low costs and better data quality in the inspection missions. The vehicle presented in this chapter was thought as an experimental platform to test multiple algorithms and to develop new technology, mainly using artificial intelligence techniques.

Table of Contents

  • Some Issues on the Design of a Low-Cost Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with an Intelligent Dynamic Mission Planner for Pipeline and Cable Tracking
  • Optimal Control of Underactuated Underwater Vehicles with Single Actuator
  • Navigating Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Guidance Laws for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Enhanced Testing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Using Augmented Reality & JavaBeans
  • Bio-inspired Robotic Fish with Multiple Fins
  • A Survey of Control Allocation Methods for Underwater Vehicles
  • Making AUVs Truly Autonomous
  • Nonlinear Control Methodologies for Tracking Configuration Variables
  • Experimental Research on Biorobotic Autonomous Undersea Vehicle
  • Computer Vision Applications in the Navigation of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
  • AUV Application for Inspection of Underwater Communications
  • Thruster Modeling and Controller Design for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)
  • Adaptive Control for Guidance of Underwater Vehicles
  • An Autonomous Navigation System for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
  • Schooling for Multiple Underactuated AUVs
  • MARES — Navigation, Control and On-board Software
  • Identification of Underwater Vehicles for the Purpose of Autopilot Tuning
  • Chemical Signal Guided Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
  • Development of Test-Bed AUV ‘ISiMI’ and Underwater Experiments on Free Running and Vision Guided Docking
  • Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Management of Sewage Outfall Discharges Using AUV’S
  • MiResolved Acceleration Control for Underwater Vehicle-Manipulator Systems: Continuous and Discrete Time Approach
  • Studies on Hydrodynamic Propulsion of a Biomimetic Tuna
  • Decentralized Control System Simulation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Autonomous Underwater Gliders
  • Cooperative Acoustic Navigation Scheme for Heterogenous Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • Dynamic Modelling and Motion Control for Underwater Vehicles with Fins
  • Fundamentals of Underwater Vehicle Hardware and Their Applications

Book Details

Author(s): Alexander V. Inzartsev
Publisher: InTech
Format(s): PDF, HTML
File size: 62.65 MB
Number of pages: 582
Link: Download or read online.

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