Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Underwater Vehicles

Edited by Alexander Inzartsev

Institute of Marine Technology Problems of the Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

For the latest twenty to thirty years, a significant number of AUVs has been created for the solving of wide spectrum of scientific and applied tasks of ocean development and research. For the short time period the AUVs have shown the efficiency at performance of complex search and inspection works and opened a number of new important applications. Initially the information about AUVs had mainly review-advertising character but now more attention is paid to practical achievements, problems and systems technologies. AUVs are losing their prototype status and have become a fully operational, reliable and effective tool and modern multi-purpose AUVs represent the new class of underwater robotic objects with inherent tasks and practical applications, particular features of technology, systems structure and functional properties.

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Underwater VehiclesEdited by Alexander Inzartsev

Published: January 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/107

ISBN: 978-953-7619-49-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5743-4

Copyright year: 2009

Books open for chapter submissions

86119 Total Chapter Downloads

90 Crossref Citations

185 Web of Science Citations

227 Dimensions Citations


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1. Some Issues on the Design of a Low-Cost Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with an Intelligent Dynamic Mission Planner for Pipeline and Cable Tracking

By Gerardo Gabriel Acosta, Hugo Curti, Oscar Calvo Ibáñez and Silvano Rossi


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2. Optimal Control of Underactuated Underwater Vehicles with Single Actuator

By Mehmet Selçuk Arslan, Naoto Fukushima and Ichiro Hagiwara


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3. Navigating Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

By Brian Bingham


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4. Guidance Laws for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

By Morten Breivik and Thor I. Fossen


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5. Enhanced Testing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Using Augmented Reality & JavaBeans

By Benjamin C. Davis and David M. Lane


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6. Bio-inspired Robotic Fish with Multiple Fins

By Parasar Kodati and Xinyan Deng


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7. A Survey of Control Allocation Methods for Underwater Vehicles

By Thor I. Fossen, Tor Arne Johansen and Tristan Perez


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8. Making AUVs Truly Autonomous

By Per Espen Hagen, Øyvind Hegrenæs, Bjørn Jalving, Øivind Midtgaard, Martin Wiig and Ove Kent Hagen


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9. Nonlinear Control Methodologies for Tracking Configuration Variables

By Poorya Haghi


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10. Experimental Research on Biorobotic Autonomous Undersea Vehicle

By Jianhong Liang, Hongxing Wei, Tianmiao Wang, Li Wen, Song Wang and Miao Liu


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11. Computer Vision Applications in the Navigation of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

By Jonathan Horgan and Daniel Toal


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12. AUV Application for Inspection of Underwater Communications

By Alexander Inzartsev and Alexander Pavin


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13. Thruster Modeling and Controller Design for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)

By Jinhyun Kim


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14. Adaptive Control for Guidance of Underwater Vehicles

By Mario Alberto Jordán and Jorge Luis Bustamante


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15. An Autonomous Navigation System for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

By Seong-Gon Kim and Yong-Gi Kim


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16. Schooling for Multiple Underactuated AUVs

By Ji-Hong Li and Pan-Mook Lee


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17. MARES — Navigation, Control and On-board Software

By Aníbal Matos and Nuno Cruz


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18. Identification of Underwater Vehicles for the Purpose of Autopilot Tuning

By Nikola Mišković and Zoran Vukić & Matko Barišić


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19. Chemical Signal Guided Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

By Shuo Pang


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20. Development of Test-Bed AUV 'ISiMI' and Underwater Experiments on Free Running and Vision Guided Docking

By Jin-Yeong Park, Bong-huan Jun, Pan-mook Lee and Junho Oh


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21. Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

By Clement Petres, Yan Pailhas, Pedro Patron, Jonathan Evans, Yvan Petillot and Dave Lane


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22. Environmental Impact Assessment and Management of Sewage Outfall Discharges Using AUV'S

By Patrícia Ramos, and Mário V. Neves


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23. MiResolved Acceleration Control for Underwater Vehicle-Manipulator Systems: Continuous and Discrete Time Approach

By Shinichi Sagara


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24. Studies on Hydrodynamic Propulsion of a Biomimetic Tuna

By Afzal Suleman


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25. Decentralized Control System Simulation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

By Nanang Syahroni, Young Bong Seo and Jae Weon Choi


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26. Autonomous Underwater Gliders

By Wood and Stephen


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27. Cooperative Acoustic Navigation Scheme for Heterogenous Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

By Xianbo Xiang, Lionel Lapierre, Bruno Jouvencel, Guohua Xu and Xinhan Huang


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28. Dynamic Modelling and Motion Control for Underwater Vehicles with Fins

By Xiao Liang, Yongjie Pang, Lei Wan and Bo Wang


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29. Fundamentals of Underwater Vehicle Hardware and Their Applications

By Hiroshi Yoshida


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