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An improved control system for a remotely operated vessel
Author(s): Rafic Bachnak; Marc Mendez; Jack Esparza; Oliver Fahed
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Paper Abstract

Collecting environmental data in coastal bays presents several challenges to the scientist. One of the most pressing issues is how to efficiently and reliably gather data in shallow water areas-environments that often preclude the use of traditional boats. Obstacles that are encountered in such environments include difficulty in covering large territories and the presence of inaccessible areas due to a variety of reasons, such as soft bottoms or contamination. There is also a high probability of disturbing the test area while placing the sensors. This paper outlines the development of a remotely operated boat and its real-time control system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6230, Unmanned Systems Technology VIII, 62300F (9 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660850
Show Author Affiliations
Rafic Bachnak, Texas A&M Univ.-Corpus Christi (United States)
Marc Mendez, Texas A&M Univ.-Corpus Christi (United States)
Jack Esparza, Texas A&M Univ.-Corpus Christi (United States)
Oliver Fahed, Texas A&M Univ.-Corpus Christi (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6230:
Unmanned Systems Technology VIII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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