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Guidance of Unmanned Surface Vehicles: Experiments in Vehicle Following

Marco Bibuli, Massimo Caccia, Lionel Lapierre, Gabriele Bruzzone
2012 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
"> bilateral agreement Coordinated mission control for autonomous marine vehicles and Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico della Liguria s.c.p.a.  ...  The authors thank the Hydrographic Institute of the Italian Navy for supplying high-positioning GPS devices and participating in the definition of the multivehicle maneuvers.  ...  to execute the task of vehicle following in the case of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs).  ... 
doi:10.1109/mra.2011.2181784 fatcat:gfao5owphbavngmut4vvxhjuze

First Rocketsonde Launched from an Unmanned Semi-submersible Vehicle

Hongbin Chen, Jun Li, Yuejian Xuan, Xiaosong Huang, Weifeng Zhu, Keping Zhu, Wenzheng Shao
2019 Advances in Atmospheric Sciences  
The unmanned semi-submersible vehicle (USSV) developed by the unmanned surface vehicle team of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics is an unmanned, rugged, and high-endurance autonomous navigation vessel  ...  Article Highlights: • The unmanned semi-submersible vehicle (USSV) is a long-term, unmanned, rugged, and high-endurance autonomous navigation vessel. • A series of sea trials were conducted and the first  ...  The authors would like to acknowledge all the USSV team members for their tremendous efforts regarding the USSV-based meteorological observation system.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00376-018-8249-5 fatcat:rrzrialjnbc6hl66g5f2uy5yoi

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Navigation [chapter]

John J. Leonard, Alexander Bahr
2016 Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering  
The three primary methods for navigation of AUVs are 1 dead-reckoning and inertial navigation systems, 2 acoustic navigation, and 3 geophysical navigation techniques.  ...  Good navigation information is essential for safe operation and recovery of an AUV.  ...  These vehicles possess high performance navigation sensors and high capacity battery systems, and are designed to operate for long duration missions at high speeds.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16649-0_14 fatcat:b2kluoyosvgmvc5xfmdxafigb4

Technology challenges of stealth unmanned combat aerial vehicles

E. Sepulveda, H. Smith
2017 Aeronautical Journal  
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) aim to integrate such advanced technologies while also increasing the tactical capabilities of combat aircraft.  ...  This paper provides a summary of the technical and operational design challenges specific to UCAVs, focusing on high-performance, and stealth designs.  ...  Therefore, this paper will deal with high-speed, high-performance, stealthy vehicles, while MALE/HALE configurations, even as they continue to be used as weapon-delivery systems today and in foreseeable  ... 
doi:10.1017/aer.2017.53 fatcat:slto6y7ferh5lodczzncbovjy4

Ten-kilogram vehicle autonomous operations

John R. Rogers, Christopher Korpela, Kevin Quigley, Grant R. Gerhart, Douglas W. Gage, Charles M. Shoemaker
2009 Unmanned Systems Technology XI  
A low-cost unmanned ground vehicle designed to benchmark high-speed performance is presented.  ...  The E-Maxx four-wheel-drive radio-controlled vehicle equipped with a Robostix controller is proposed as a low-cost, high-speed robotic platform useful for military operations.  ...  Four-wheeled vehicles have maneuverability inferior to omni-directional UGVs such as ODIS, the Omni-Directional Inspection System [1] , but the advantages of high speed and off-the-shelf components outweigh  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.818199 fatcat:v4mtnjmeibhrfi5v7eb7gtvhri

Design, development and testing of a punting unmanned underwater vehicle

Matthew D. Perkins, Stephen C. Licht
2016 OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey  
Despite of recent developments in the area of ground and airborne robotics, only few examples of Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) platforms targeted for research purposes can be found.  ...  Rapid development and costs reduction of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and ground based mobile robots in recent years allowed researchers to utilize them as an affordable research platform.  ...  Some researchers developed algorithms for obstacle detection embedded on both slow and high speed unmanned surface vehicles [19] [20] [21] [22] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/oceans.2016.7761287 fatcat:xfhjngxixvasppxauxtaxxaifi

Straight-Line Target Tracking for Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Morten Breivik, Vegard E. Hovstein, Thor I. Fossen
2008 Modeling, Identification and Control  
This paper considers the subject of straight-line target tracking for unmanned surface vehicles (USVs).  ...  Specifically, this work presents the design of a motion control system which enables an underactuated USV to track a target that moves in a straight line at high speed.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by the Norwegian Research Council through the Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures and through the MAROFF grant 175977: Unmanned Surface Vehicle.  ... 
doi:10.4173/mic.2008.4.2 fatcat:aiulktpesvgx5d7qurgu5uovue

Study on Control System of Integrated Unmanned Surface Vehicle and Underwater Vehicle

Hyun Joon Cho, Sang-Ki Jeong, Dae-Hyeong Ji, Ngoc-Huy Tran, Mai The Vu, Hyeung-Sik Choi
2020 Sensors  
In this paper, in order to overcome certain limitations of previously commercialized platforms, a new integrated unmanned surface vehicle (USV) and unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) platform connected  ...  Different from other previously studied cooperation system of USVs and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), the merit of the proposed system is real-time motion coordination control between the USV and  ...  Acknowledgments: This study is part of a project supported by the Civil-Military Dual-Use Technology "Data Collection System with Underwater Glider" (Grant No. 19-SN-MU-01) and a government project entitled  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20092633 pmid:32380718 pmcid:PMC7249133 fatcat:jcknow4orfhrlbiih447iyn5c4

Water jet based autonomous surface vehicle for coastal waters operations

Diogo Machado, Alfredo Martins, Jose Miguel Almeida, Hugo Ferreira, Guilherme Amaral, Bruno Ferreira, Anibal Matos, Eduardo Silva
2014 2014 Oceans - St. John's  
This paper presents the design of low cost, small autonomous surface vehicle for missions in the coastal waters and specifically for the challenging surf zone.  ...  A characterization of the vehicle in terms of energy consumption and performance is provided both from test tank and operational scenario tests.  ...  This work is partially financed by European FP7 Research project ICARUS -Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search Operations -grant agreement no:285417 and is co-financed by the North  ... 
doi:10.1109/oceans.2014.7003169 fatcat:i3nek7o5qbhtjipouo6zbrza5q

Experimental evaluation of a MEMS inertial measurements unit for Doppler navigation of underwater vehicles

Giancarlo Troni, L. L. Whitcomb
2012 2012 Oceans  
This paper proposes a dual navigation configuration consisting in an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) and an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) in mutual supported guided navigation for long term, high  ...  Research and experimentation has already been made by some authors [11] , providing interesting results related to cooperative surface-underwater common navigation schema.  ...  I.INTRODUCTION In this paper an approach for dual unmanned vehicles navigation schema for long term survey is proposed.  ... 
doi:10.1109/oceans.2012.6405003 fatcat:hjhgdbpk5ja2ho7piq5r4sxvku

Navigation and motion control techniques for surface unmanned vehicle and autonomous ground vehicle: a review

Putri Nur Farhanah Mohd Shamsuddin, Roshahliza M. Ramli, Muhamad Arifpin Mansor
2021 Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics  
An excellent navigation, guidance, and control (NGC) system had a high impact on trajectory tracking and the following scenarios.  ...  However, the control system design problem is not a new issue in the unmanned surface vehicle (USV) and autonomous ground vehivle (AGV) due to this constraint faced by many researchers since early these  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was financially supported by the Universiti Malaysia Pahang and the Automotive Excellent Centre under grant no RDU1903103. Muhamad Arifpin Bin  ... 
doi:10.11591/eei.v10i4.3086 fatcat:vpdglcbndzdu7dloxvqvatvtte

Directions of Development of the Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. A Review

Mateusz Orłowski
2022 Maritime Technical Journal  
Nowadays, mostly navigation and communication as well as high-efficient propeller systems are being developed. There are problems linking this issues.  ...  In the paper review of unmanned underwater vehicle (AUV) is presented. The description of main systems is depicted with focus on autonomous single vehicle as well as a swarm.  ...  Weighing 480 kg, controlled from the surface with acoustic waves, the vehicle was able to move at a speed of 2.2 m/s at a depth of 5.5 km.  ... 
doi:10.2478/sjpna-2022-0005 fatcat:qlcnes4ufbfalch7blt7nrzwga

Environment mapping using a 3D laser scanner for unmanned ground vehicles

José-Ignacio Rejas, Alberto Sanchez, Guillermo Glez-de-Rivera, Manuel Prieto, Javier Garrido
2015 Microprocessors and microsystems  
The proposed system is able to generate real-time point clouds, detect obstacles and produce maps, with high accuracy and a reasonable price (less than 5, 000 USD).  ...  puede requerir la suscripción del recurso Access to the published version may require subscription Abstract Unmanned ground vehicles need accurate sensors to detect obstacles and map their surroundings  ...  Navigation and environment sensing and mapping concepts are not exclusive for unmmaned ground vehicles but also for UUV (Unmanned Underwater Vehicles) [3, 4] and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) [5, 6  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.micpro.2015.10.003 fatcat:2qiyo6aw55bvpouf7vvjlyrbta

An unmanned ground vehicle for landmine remediation

Steven R. Wasson, Jose Guilberto, Wade Ogg, Kevin Wedeward, Stephen Bruder, Aly El-Osery, Russell S. Harmon, J. Thomas Broach, John H. Holloway, Jr.
2004 Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX  
The Intelligent Systems & Robotics Group (ISRG) at New Mexico Tech has provided a partial solution to this problem by developing an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to remediate these mines without endangering  ...  The UGV houses a self-contained drill system equipped with its own processing resources, sensors, and actuators. The drill system deploys a neutralizing device over the landmine to neutralize it.  ...  INTRODUCTION The Intelligent Systems & Robotics Group (ISRG) of New Mexico Tech has developed a semi-autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) capable of deploying a device to neutralize an anti-tank (AT  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.541341 fatcat:wlqmlkxnq5hqrbcac7xp54sxra

Collision Avoidance for Unmanned Surface Vehicles based on COLREGS

Jiayuan Zhuang, Jing Luo, Yuanchang Liu, Richard Bucknall, Hanbing Sun, Cheng Huang
2019 2019 5th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS)  
Unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) are becoming increasingly vital in a variety of maritime applications.  ...  The development of a real-time autonomous collision avoidance system is the pivotal issue in the study on USVs, in which the reliable collision risk detection and the adoption of a plausible collision  ...  Current law does not specifically address the use of unmanned vehicles in a marine environment. The use of such vehicles presents a risk of injury and property damage.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ictis.2019.8883829 fatcat:kycf6um4svekhfcy2duzl4t4oa
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