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Underwater Vehicle for Surveillance with Navigation and Swarm Network Communication
  • P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 7, Issue: Supplementary 6, Pages: 22–31

Original Article

Underwater Vehicle for Surveillance with Navigation and Swarm Network Communication


Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have gained more popularity in recent years for military as well as civilian applications. One potential application of AUVs is for the purpose of undersea surveillance. As research into underwater surveillance using AUVs progresses, issues arise as to how an AUV acquires acts on, and shares information about the underwater battle space. These issues naturally touch on aspects of vehicle autonomy and underwater communications, and need to be resolved through a spiral development process that includes experiments at sea. This paper presents an implementation of swarm network communication for AUVs which is used to transfer the data, to communicate with one another to perform tasks as an intelligent group including surveillance. When a task identified from a seafloor, a single AUV could follow that task and report the whereabouts. Other vehicles in the swarm could track additional individuals, produce detailed maps of the area, detect AUV updates to a distant command post. As individual AUV leave the swarm to fulfill their assigned tasks, the swarm could autonomously reorient itself. This reduces the inspection duration and inspection cost for underwater vehicle. This paper has described the on-board signal processing including a navigation and network communication which were successfully implemented. The vehicle is designed and simulation is studied in computer analysis as per the required parameters and condition. The Simulation of swarm network communication and navigation multi-path trajectory is performed.

Keywords: Communication, Intelligent, Navigation, Swarm Network, Underwater Vehicle


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