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Autosub6000: its first deepwater trials and science missions

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In September 2007 on RRS Discovery, the
Autosub6000 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)
completed its first deepwater engineering trials and,
fitted with a multibeam bathymetric mapping sonar,
carried out its first science missions less than a year
later as part of a geology and geophysics science
cruise onboard the RRS James Cook. This paper
describes how the issues of energy storage, navigation
and buoyancy control were tackled that specifically
affect a deep-diving AUV, capable of operating with
true autonomy independently of the mother ship.

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McPhail, S., Furlong, M., Huvenne, V., Perrett, J. and Pebody, M. (2009) Autosub6000: its first deepwater trials and science missions Underwater Technology, 28, (3), pp. 91-98. (doi:10.3723/ut.28.091).

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Published date: 2009
Keywords: autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), deep-diving, lithium polymer battery, underwater robotics, navigation, ultra short baseline (USBL)

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Local EPrints ID: 66428
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66428
ISSN: 1756-0543
PURE UUID: d6198c16-dc14-4226-8160-d95e492dad70

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Date deposited: 12 Jun 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:24

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Author: S. McPhail
Author: M. Furlong
Author: V. Huvenne
Author: J. Perrett
Author: M. Pebody

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