Accession Number:

ADA551620

Title:

AOSN MURI: Docking for the Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

To create and demonstrate a reactive survey system, capable of long-term unattended deployments in harsh environments. We refer to such a system as an Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network AOSN. Our work specifically relates to the aspects associated with docking AUVs within an AOSN. The docking component of an AOSN consists of several tasks that must be accomplished autonomously. These tasks include homing the vehicle to a dock after its mission is completed offloading data from the AUV and transferring it back via satellite to remote users on land charging the vehicle in preparation for its next mission and undocking at the start of a new mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE