Initial Development and Testing of an Adaptive Mission Planner for a Small Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND SAN DIEGO CA
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An Adaptive Mission Planner AMP was developed for the REMUS Unmanned Underwater Vehicle UUV in order to have the vehicle react to real-time sensor data and alter course for the purpose of chemical plume tracing. In order for a UUV to track a plume autonomously, it must implement search strategies in an intelligent manner as dictated by environmental circumstances without human intervention. Throughout the mission, the UUV will combine the sensed flow and concentration information to construct a map of likely source or plume locations. This AMP has been designed and tested in simulation at the University of California, Riverside, and has now been installed on the SPAWARSYSCEN-SD REMUS UUV. This paper will describe the search strategies and initial field tests which use the AMP to break away from the vehicles pre-programmed missions. Two sets of experiments are described herein. The first uses bathymetry as the environmental driving input. The second uses chemical concentration as the primary input.
- Submarine Engineering
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Physical Chemistry