Accession Number : ADA307914

Title :   Acoustic Underwater Navigation of the Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Using The Divetracker System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Scrivener, Arthur W.

PDF Url : ADA307914

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) require a navigation system in order to conduct useful functions. This research was an experimental investigation of the commercial DiveTracker underwater acoustic navigation system used onboard the NPS Phoenix AUV. Tests conducted with the DiveTracker system proved that the system could be used successfully in AUV navigation while submerged and revealed that more precise positioning could be obtained through postconditioning of the DiveTracker output ranges, rather than prefiltering.

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *NAVAL MINE WARFARE, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, *UNDERWATER NAVIGATION, *ACOUSTIC NAVIGATION, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, POSITION(LOCATION), ROBOTICS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, KALMAN FILTERING, THESES, SHALLOW WATER, POSITION FINDING, PRECISION, COVERT OPERATIONS, SELF OPERATION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ACOUSTIC EQUIPMENT, MINE HUNTING, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, RECONNAISSANCE, DEAD RECKONING, DOPPLER NAVIGATION.

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE