Design and testing of pectoral fin model for maneuver of autonomous underwater vehicle.
Date of Issue2007
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Development of various kinds of intelligent systems and robots that can adapt well to aquatic environments is an emerging research area because of its wide applications in ecological monitoring, underwater pipe inspection and repairs, military and defense facilities and other areas of research and practice. Moving towards a more environment friendly propulsion system rather than a conventional mechanical system can avoid adverse impacts to the marine environment especially due to use of propellers.