What kind of form is suitable for autonomous underwater vechicles?

Tadahiro Hyakudome, Masahiko Nakamura, Hiromi Utsugi, Hiroki Matsuoka, Takuya Minami

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Tunas and dolphins can swim first in the ocean, whales can wander about huge range in the ocean, jellyfishes drift in the ocean, rays skim the seafloor and so on, sea lives got the most suitable form to let each life prosper. The use of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) is now widespread among the underwater observation and survey. Because AUVs are not restricted by an umbilical cable, we think that AUVs have the most suitable form to collect ocean data or work depending on subjects of survey efficiently in the same way as the sea lives with various forms. For example, form to collect ocean data while cruising in a huge range, form to collect the topography data of the seafloor and under the bottom of the sea while cruising with following seafloor, form to work such as the collection of the rock of the seafloor or the setting of the sensor on the seafloor, form to collect ocean data slowly and carefully without moving the investigation spot against the current and so on. The paper reported that concepts of the body design and model experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS'11 - MTS/IEEE Kona, Program Book
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781457714276
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventMTS/IEEE Kona Conference, OCEANS'11 - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Sept 19 2011Sept 22 2011

Publication series

NameOCEANS'11 - MTS/IEEE Kona, Program Book


OtherMTS/IEEE Kona Conference, OCEANS'11
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKona, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering


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