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GPS-based positioning for autonomous underwater vehicle
Author(s): Wenling Huang; Huajing Fang; Yingchun Chen; Bingcheng Yuan; Xuchang Zhou
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Paper Abstract

GPS-based positioning for AUV is a field of active researches, which integrates DGPS, radio sonobuoy, DSP, high speed data transmission technology with underwater telecommunication technogy. Many problems remain to be solved for GPS application to AUV because of the peculiarity of underwater environment. Some subjects in a GPS-based positioning system for AUV are reviewed in the paper. The development of underwater positioning and underwater GPS technology is introduced first. Secondly, the methods of underwater positioning are analyzed, followed with GPS-based AUV positioning algorithms. Thirdly, the origin of GPS error and its countermeasures are tudied. Finally, a conclusion is drawn that the GPS-based positioning system can provide high precesion positioning for 3D AUV in real time. It is promising in underwater applications. Some key technologies in underwater positioning are presented for future work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5985, International Conference on Space Information Technology, 598556 (4 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.658553
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Wenling Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Naval Univ. of Engineering (China)
Huajing Fang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Yingchun Chen, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Bingcheng Yuan, Naval Univ. of Engineering (China)
Xuchang Zhou, Naval Univ. of Engineering (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5985:
International Conference on Space Information Technology
Cheng Wang; Shan Zhong; Xiulin Hu, Editor(s)

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