Further Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles

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  • Year: 2012

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBCE0770

  • ISBN: 978-1-84919-479-2

  • Pagination: 400 pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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£124.00 Full price


Unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs) is a collective term which can be used to describe autonomous underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, semi-submersibles, and unmanned surface craft.

These days there is considerable interest being shown in UMVs by the military, civilian and scientific communities for undertaking designated missions whilst either operating autonomously and/or in co-operation with other types of vehicle.

More and more worldwide 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 new book on the subject will cover topics including Navigation guidance and control of the following unmanned marine vehicles: remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), including gliders, autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs).

Book readership

Students (1st and 2nd degrees), marine research groups, marine defence departments and marine industries.

Book contents

ROV LATIS: next generation smart underwater vehicle;
HyBIS: a new concept in versatile, 6000-m rated robotic underwater vehicles;
An AUV project applied to studies on manoeuvrability of underwater vehicles;
Neural network–based switching adaptive control for a remotely operated vehicle;
Development of dynamic positioning and tracking system for the ROV Minerva;
Port-Hamiltonian control of fully actuated underwater vehicles;
Sonar-based simultaneous localization and mapping for autonomous underwater vehicles;
T-REX: partitioned inference for AUV mission control;
Vehicle-following for unmanned surface vehicles;
An automatic control and fault-tolerant multi-sensor navigation system design for an unmanned maritime vehicle;
Cooperative control of multiple autonomous marine vehicles: theoretical foundations and practical issues;
Hybrid glider: motivation, design and evaluation;
The enhanced Folaga: a hybrid AUV with modular payloads;
A biomimetic underwater vehicle design concept;
Development of robotic fish for the next generation unmanned marine vehicle;
Nature in engineering for monitoring the oceans: comparison of the energetic costs of marine animals and AUVs