Design, modelling and simulation of an autonomous underwater vehicle
by Thomas Braunl, Adrian Boeing, Louis Gonzalez, Andreas Koestler, Minh Nguyen
International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems (IJVAS), Vol. 4, No. 2/3/4, 2006

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.

Online publication date: Sun, 28-Jan-2007

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