Systems Level Sensing and navigation Integration

The Seabed AUV has been very successful in obtaining large datasets for fisheries related applications. In pursuing these goals the AUV has slowly been migrating to deeper depths and localized areas such as seamounts. While the normal mode of running video transects for statistical studies does not require very precise navigation, this does become a critical issue for the deeper and more localized operations.

 

In this proposal we look at extending the capabilities of the Seabed AUV by incorporating the use of long baseline transponders.