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Unmanned seafloor survey system without support vessel and its recent operations in sea trials

Unmanned seafloor survey system without support vessel and its recent operations in sea trials
Unmanned seafloor survey system without support vessel and its recent operations in sea trials

As the future seafloor survey system without a support vessel, combinations of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) are expected. To realize ship-less operations, we have designed unmanned survey systems which consists of multiple AUVs, AUV towing frames, and an ASV. The ASV of the proposed system works as two roles: transporting AUVs between a shore base and a survey site, and relaying the communication between AUVs and a ground-based mission control. We have developed and tested the two sets of the proposed survey system. The first one is the survey system for 2,000m depth consists of three AUVs supervised by an ASV and the second one was for 4,000m depth consists of two AUVs supervised by the ASV. In this paper, we respectively introduce the two sets of the system design and also report the implementation and results of recent sea-trials in Suruga Bay.

Autonomous surface vehicle (ASV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Unmanned system
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Ohki, Takeshi
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Nakatani, Takeshi
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Nishida, Yuya
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Thornton, Blair
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Ohki, Takeshi
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Nakatani, Takeshi
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Nishida, Yuya
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Thornton, Blair
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Ohki, Takeshi, Nakatani, Takeshi, Nishida, Yuya and Thornton, Blair (2019) Unmanned seafloor survey system without support vessel and its recent operations in sea trials. In 2019 IEEE International Underwater Technology Symposium, UT 2019 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. (doi:10.1109/UT.2019.8734296).

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Abstract

As the future seafloor survey system without a support vessel, combinations of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) are expected. To realize ship-less operations, we have designed unmanned survey systems which consists of multiple AUVs, AUV towing frames, and an ASV. The ASV of the proposed system works as two roles: transporting AUVs between a shore base and a survey site, and relaying the communication between AUVs and a ground-based mission control. We have developed and tested the two sets of the proposed survey system. The first one is the survey system for 2,000m depth consists of three AUVs supervised by an ASV and the second one was for 4,000m depth consists of two AUVs supervised by the ASV. In this paper, we respectively introduce the two sets of the system design and also report the implementation and results of recent sea-trials in Suruga Bay.

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Published date: 2019
Venue - Dates: 2019 IEEE International Underwater Technology Symposium, UT 2019, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2019-04-16 - 2019-04-19
Keywords: Autonomous surface vehicle (ASV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Unmanned system

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Local EPrints ID: 431834
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431834
PURE UUID: cd60b23f-1ad6-4cbb-98e7-54692d7a73b7

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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2019 16:30
Last modified: 09 Sep 2019 16:31

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Author: Takeshi Ohki
Author: Takeshi Nakatani
Author: Yuya Nishida
Author: Blair Thornton

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