"Diving beetle"-testbed for AUV control development

Masahiko Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kajiwara, H. Oda, T. Yoneyama

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An AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) for scientific and industrial tasks such as precise surveying, inspection and sample gathering is being researched. The vehicle is operated both as a cruising type and an exact automatic position control type vehicle. A quarter size model vehicle named "Diving Beetle" was developed for this study. The paper is concerned with an outline of the vehicle, its hydrodynamic coefficients obtained from experiments and simulation of the vertical motion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReview of Underwater Research in Asia, Underwater Vehicles and Control, Ship Control and Hydrodynamics and Control
EditorsJ.S. Chung
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the Fifth 2002 ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Nov 17 2002Nov 20 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium


OtherProceedings of the Fifth 2002 ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Engineering(all)


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