Control, navigation, and communication of an underwater robotics vehicle (URV)
Date of Issue2005
School of Mechanical & Production Engineering
The purpose of RG 22/97 is to develop a multi-mode topside control system that can be used for training/ rehearsal as well as for the control of an actual ROV. The vehicle will be enhanced with intelligent control to achieve autonomous and station keeping control abilities. With the inclusion of on board navigation and communication system, the vehicle should be capable of being a free ranging vehicle. The following principal objectives have been identified. These are : 1. To develop a ?training simulator? for the training of new URV operator to address the issues of high cost and training time required. 2. To investigate the integration and fusion processes of information provided by several internal and external sensors and communication systems. 3. To investigate the possibility of using a small URV to simulate the larger URV. 4. To provide a framework for further research work in the area of low speed fully autonomous URV.
Nanyang Technological University