Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles

Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles

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Unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs) is a collective term used to describe autonomous underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, semi-submersibles, and unmanned surface craft. Considerable interest has been shown in UMVs by the military, civilian and scientific communities due to their ability to undertake designated missions whilst either operating autonomously and/or on co-operation with other types of vehicle. Increasing importance is also being placed on the design and development of such vehicles as they are capable of providing cost effective solutions to a number of littoral, coastal and offshore problems. This book draws attention to the advanced technology which is evolving to meet the challenges being posed in this exciting and growing field of study.16.7 Route planning, mission control and automatic control The block diagram of the track guidance and control system of the MESSIN is represented in Figure 16.6. ... On the one hand, the simple way-point navigation describing the route as a polygonal sequence is used. ... the initial direction and the initial velocity Route planning Course to steer Turn radius XTE HDT Track-monitoring CTS Set valueanbsp;...

Title:Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles
Author:G.N. Roberts, R. Sutton
Publisher:IET - 2006


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