Accession Number:

ADA415619

Title:

Odor Plume Tracing: Lobster Inspired Algorithms

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BOSTON UNIV MA MARINE PROGRAM/MARINE BIOLOGICAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The objective was to discover and understand strategies for tracking chemical plumes to their source in environments characterized by turbulent flow. Two parallel approaches were used. We studied the behavior of plume-tracking lobsters in the laboratory. We also studied plume tracking by autonomous underwater robots under identical conditions to those under which the lobsters were studied. Lobster performance was used as a benchmark to set performance goals for the robots Hypothesis testing with the robots was used to exclude unworkable strategies as explanations for lobster behavior.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE