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Autonomous underwater vehicle “BOSS-A” for acoustic and visual survey of manganese crusts

Autonomous underwater vehicle “BOSS-A” for acoustic and visual survey of manganese crusts
Autonomous underwater vehicle “BOSS-A” for acoustic and visual survey of manganese crusts
In order to effectively investigate the distribution and amount of cobalt-rich manganese crust (CRC), an autonomous underwater vehicle BOSS-A equipped with visual and acoustic instruments were developed. BOSS-A observes the seafloor along preset waypoints at a constant speed and altitude. Detailed 3D seafloor images can be obtained from the visual instrument, which employs a sheet laser and a camera. In addition, an acoustic instrument measures the CRC thickness beneath BOSS-A. The CRC at Katayama seamount was surveyed in February. The results visually presented the state and distribution of the CRC in this site and clarified the amount of the CRC. In the future, the authors will develop a more reliable thickness measurement method.
0915-3942
91-94
Nishida, Yuya
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Nagahashi, Kenji
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Sato, Takumi
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Thornton, Blair
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Thornton, Blair
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Nishida, Yuya, Nagahashi, Kenji, Sato, Takumi, Bodenmann, Adrian, Thornton, Blair, Asada, Akira and Ura, Tamaki (2016) Autonomous underwater vehicle “BOSS-A” for acoustic and visual survey of manganese crusts. Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 28 (1), 91-94. (doi:10.20965/jrm.2016.p0091).

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Abstract

In order to effectively investigate the distribution and amount of cobalt-rich manganese crust (CRC), an autonomous underwater vehicle BOSS-A equipped with visual and acoustic instruments were developed. BOSS-A observes the seafloor along preset waypoints at a constant speed and altitude. Detailed 3D seafloor images can be obtained from the visual instrument, which employs a sheet laser and a camera. In addition, an acoustic instrument measures the CRC thickness beneath BOSS-A. The CRC at Katayama seamount was surveyed in February. The results visually presented the state and distribution of the CRC in this site and clarified the amount of the CRC. In the future, the authors will develop a more reliable thickness measurement method.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 December 2015
Published date: 18 February 2016
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 400007
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/400007
ISSN: 0915-3942
PURE UUID: ec5a6483-7a2b-4502-93ad-6f6c2e1f06fe

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Date deposited: 06 Sep 2016 15:37
Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 05:11

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Author: Yuya Nishida
Author: Kenji Nagahashi
Author: Takumi Sato
Author: Blair Thornton
Author: Akira Asada
Author: Tamaki Ura

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