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Air launched platforms - a new approach for underwater vehicles

Stevenson, Peter; McPhail, Steve; Tsimplis, Mikis. 2009 Air launched platforms - a new approach for underwater vehicles. In: Oceans 09 IEEE Bremen - Balancing Technology with Future Needs. Piscataway NJ, USA, IEEE, [8p].

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Abstract/Summary

The economics of expediting wide area, synoptic surveys of the oceans often limit the extent and frequency of such work. The concept of Air Launched Platforms addresses the question of how to carry out this work more effectively using small and affordable submersible autonomous vehicles launched from fixed or rotary wing aircraft. With relatively recent developments of mass market GPS receivers, processors, attitude sensors and micro machines, there is the possibility developing new platforms and methods to carry out wide area survey work in a very different way.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Additional Keywords: Autonomous underwater vehicle Air launched Ocean survey
Date made live: 02 Jun 2009 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/166321

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