Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Edited by Nuno Cruz

University of Porto, Portugal

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are remarkable machines that revolutionized the process of gathering ocean data. Their major breakthroughs resulted from successful developments of complementary technologies to overcome the challenges associated with autonomous operation in harsh environments. Most of these advances aimed at reaching new application scenarios and decreasing the cost of ocean data collection, by reducing ship time and automating the process of data gathering with accurate geo location. With the present capabilities, some novel paradigms are already being employed to further exploit the on board intelligence, by making decisions on line based on real time interpretation of sensor data. This book collects a set of self contained chapters covering different aspects of AUV technology and applications in more detail than is commonly found in journal and conference papers. They are divided into three main sections, addressing innovative vehicle design, navigation and control techniques, and mission preparation and analysis. The progress conveyed in these chapters is inspiring, providing glimpses into what might be the future for vehicle technology and applications.

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Autonomous Underwater VehiclesEdited by Nuno Cruz

Published: October 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/923

ISBN: 978-953-307-432-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5559-1

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

32785 Total Chapter Downloads

33 Crossref Citations

50 Web of Science Citations

59 Dimensions Citations


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1. Development of a Vectored Water-Jet-Based Spherical Underwater Vehicle

By Shuxiang Guo and Xichuan Lin


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2. Development of a Hovering-Type Intelligent Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, P-SURO

By Ji-Hong Li, Sung-Kook Park, Seung-Sub Oh, Jin-Ho Suh, Gyeong-Hwan Yoon and Myeong-Sook Baek


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3. Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Main Parts of a Hybrid-Driven Underwater Glider PETREL

By Wu Jianguo, Zhang Minge and Sun Xiujun


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4. Real-Time Optimal Guidance and Obstacle Avoidance for UMVs

By Oleg A. Yakimenko and Sean P. Kragelund


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5. Formation Guidance of AUVs Using Decentralized Control Functions

By Matko Barisic, Zoran Vukic and Nikola Miskovic


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6. Modeling and Motion Control Strategy for AUV

By Lei Wan and Fang Wang


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7. Fully Coupled 6 Degree-of-Freedom Control of an Over-Actuated Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

By Matthew Kokegei, Fangpo He and Karl Sammut


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8. Short-Range Underwater Acoustic Communication Networks

By Gunilla Burrowes and Jamil Y. Khan


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9. Embedded Knowledge and Autonomous Planning: The Path Towards Permanent Presence of Underwater Networks

By Pedro Patrón, Emilio Miguelañez and Yvan R. Petillot


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10. Deep-Sea Fish Behavioral Responses to Underwater Vehicles: Differences Among Vehicles, Habitats and Species

By Franz Uiblein


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11. Mapping and Dilution Estimation of Wastewater Discharges Based on Geostatistics Using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

By Patrícia Ramos and Nuno Abreu


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