Accession Number:

ADA625481

Title:

Hydro-Thermal Vent Mapping with Multiple AUV's AZORES-2001

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA CENTER FOR AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE RESEARCH

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The Naval Postgraduate School NPS and the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon IST have a long standing memorandum of agreement dating back to 1994 for the exchange of scientific ideas, visits of faculty and students, and to perform collaborative work. In the past we have collaborated on joint papers, the shared supervision of doctoral work, and a shared effort on the evaluation of AUV control system methodology. This is a NICOP project aimed at developing the technology of multiple cooperating AUVs in a shallow water vent-mapping mission. The missions to be conducted in the AZORES Islands will develop multi-vehicle cooperative strategies and control using radio and acoustic communications. Results of both sonar and video images will be obtained in which the Portuguese vehicle INFANTE, and a surface catamaran DELFIM will perform broad area survey to identify vent clusters, while the NPS vehicle ARIES, will be used to reacquire vent cluster locations, and perform local area searches with close in video data gathering.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE