"Divine Beetle"-testbed for AUV control development

Masahiko Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kajiwara, H. Oda, T. Yoneyama

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An AUV(autonomous underwater vehicle) for scientific and industrial tasks such as precise surveying, inspection and sample gathering is being researched. The vehicle is operated both as a cruising type and an exact automatic position control type vehicle. A quarter size model vehicle named "Diving Beetle" was developed for this study. The paper is concerned with an outline of the vehicle, its hydrodynamic coefficients obtained from experiments and simulation of the vertical motion.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the Fifth (2002) ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Nov 17 2002Nov 20 2002


OtherProceedings of the Fifth (2002) ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Ocean Engineering


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