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Low-cost remotely operated underwater vehicle for underwater observation purposes

Wan Sabr, Wan Muhd Arif and Zabidi, Irfan Rahim and Abd Musthalib, Mohd Aliff and Muhamad, Zimam Amer and Mohd Hazman, Muhammad Irfan and Mohd Yusof, Muhammad Syafiq and Naing, Lwinthein and Zainal Abidin, Zulkifli (2018) Low-cost remotely operated underwater vehicle for underwater observation purposes. In: 7th IEEE International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory and Applications, USYS 2017, 18 - 20 December 2017, Menara Razak, UTM Kuala Lumpur.

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This paper is about the development of a low-cost remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) for the observation of underwater environments without risking human life. The overall safety feature focuses on protecting internal circuits from being overloaded by any unexpected high current as well as protecting battery from being over-discharged to prolong the battery’s life. The robot has internal sensor to measure the battery voltage level along with its movement speed for safety precautions. It has a camera that sent underwater visuals to the users at the base station for underwater monitoring, observation, and exploration purposes. Floatable ballasts that hold adjustable volume of air are attached to the vehicle. The ROV has been tested on several locations for performance analysis, data collection, and navigation control; moreover, it has also won the first prize in T-Robotics Underwater Challenge organized by TSystem Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4516/67244
Uncontrolled Keywords: Remotely operated underwater vehicle; ROV; Underwater observation; Underwater exploration; Sensors
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 09:35
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 09:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67244

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