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Development and initial testing of an autonomous surface vehicle for shallow water mapping

Mat Idris, Mohamad Hilmi and Sahalan, Muhammad Irsyad and Abdullah, M. A. and Zainal Abidin, Zulkifli (2015) Development and initial testing of an autonomous surface vehicle for shallow water mapping. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10 (16). pp. 7113-7118. ISSN 1819-6608

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Current technology offers variety of methods for underwater mapping a.k.a. bathymetry where Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) is used to complement the weakness of other bathymetry approach. In initializing the design of AquaDrone ASV, it started from deciding the specification of the ASV to draw a guideline of the prototype limit. The hull of the ASV was the first to be taken into consideration due to the measure of the vessel’s payload and stability. It was built with dual control modes which are the autonomous and the tele-operated mode with Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and compass module to assist its localization and navigation. The ASV was then tested at swimming pool, ponds and lakes to analyze its performance on maneuvering, sensors fusion, data logging, and communication range. It was proved to be operational.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4516/44945
Uncontrolled Keywords: autonomous surface vessel, shallow water, bathymetry, asv, water quality, temperature measurement, environment sensors.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanism. Robots (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 07:58
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 18:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44945

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