Int. J. of Vehicle Autonomous Systems   »   2006 Vol.4, No.2/3/4

 

 

Title: Design, modelling and simulation of an autonomous underwater vehicle

 

Author: Thomas Braunl, Adrian Boeing, Louis Gonzalez, Andreas Koestler, Minh Nguyen

 

Addresses:
EECE, CIIPS, Mobile Robot Lab, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
EECE, CIIPS, Mobile Robot Lab, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
EECE, CIIPS, Mobile Robot Lab, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
EECE, CIIPS, Mobile Robot Lab, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
EECE, CIIPS, Mobile Robot Lab, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

 

Abstract: This paper describes the design and modelling of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), together with a simulation system for AUVs with arbitrary propulsion and sensor systems. The use of a simulation system allows to rapidly test AUV designs, e.g. different propulsion systems or different sensor configurations. Different AUV designs can be compared with their suitability for a given task before they even have been built. Therefore, the use of a simulation system can advance and speed up the design process of an AUV.

 

Keywords: AUV design; AUV modelling; AUV simulation; autonomous underwater vehicles; AUV propulsion; AUV sensors; vehicle autonomous systems.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2006.012202

 

Int. J. of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2006 Vol.4, No.2/3/4, pp.106 - 121

 

Available online: 28 Jan 2007

 

 

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