Accession Number : ADA591400


Title :   An Evaluation of Potential Operating Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME PLATFORMS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Madden, C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a591400.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : This document explores the Operating System (OS) features that are required for the automation of Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs), from the perspective of a new system development. Recent improvements in system components and sensors allow for increased vehicle capability; however reliable automated software is required to perform extended missions due to the communications limitations with submerged vehicles. The rst step of software development for such systems is selecting an appropriate Operating Systems which allows the system to support the software required to perform real-time sensor analysis, and control its behaviour to achieve the mission within the local environmental conditions. This document de nes key features for the evaluation of potential Operating Systems for the UUVs with autonomous or semi-autonomous capabilities. Using these features, it explains why some UUVs use a real-time Operating System with custom designed software, but others use the open source Ubuntu Operating System combined with the Mission Oriented Operating System (MOOS) robotics software package, or metaOS. It also emphasises that reuse of existing software and skills are important to advancing any AUV project more rapidly.


Descriptors :   *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION , *OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS) , *UNDERWATER VEHICLES , AUSTRALIA , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DETECTORS , MISSIONS , REAL TIME , RELIABILITY , ROBOTICS , UNMANNED


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Submarine Engineering
      Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE