Accession Number : ADA194734
Title : Preliminary Design and Cycle Verification of a Digital Autopilot for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Delaplane, Stephen W
PDF Url : ADA194734
Report Date : Mar 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 69
Abstract : Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV's) are being considered for a diversity of U.S. Navy missions. They protend the advantages of cost effective fleet multiplication, minimal detectability, and reduced risk to personnel and high-value fleet assets. In response to the Department of the Navy and DARPA interests, AUV research and development by a number of public and private sector organizations has intensified in recent years. The Naval Postgraduate School has now built the first of a series of AUV models which will be used as test-beds for evolving automated control technologies. This thesis documents the results of initial efforts to install an on-site facility to support the design and development of a model-based digital autopilot for control of the NPS test vehicle. Keywords: Digital autopilot, Autonomous underwater, Theses, Vehicles.
Descriptors : *AUTOMATIC PILOTS, *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, AUTOMATION, CONTROL, COSTS, CYCLES, FLEETS(SHIPS), MISSIONS, MULTIPLICATION, NAVY, ORGANIZATIONS, PERSONNEL, REDUCTION, RISK, TEST VEHICLES, THESES, UNDERWATER, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MICROCOMPUTERS, MODELS
Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE