An autonomous surface vehicle for water quality monitoring

Dunbabin, Matthew, Grinham, Alistair and Udy, James (2009). An autonomous surface vehicle for water quality monitoring. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation. Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2009, Sydney, Australia, (). 2-4 December 2009.


Author Dunbabin, Matthew
Grinham, Alistair
Udy, James
Title of paper An autonomous surface vehicle for water quality monitoring
Conference name Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2009
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 2-4 December 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation
Journal name Proceedings of the 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2009
Place of Publication Web Master online
Publisher Australian Robotics and Automation Association
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780980740400
Total pages 6
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper describes a novel Autonomous Surface Vehicle capable of navigating throughout complex inland water storages and measuring a range of water quality properties and greenhouse gas emissions. The 16 ft long solar powered catamaran can collect this information throughout the water column whilst the vehicle is moving. A unique feature of this ASV is its integration into a storage scale floating sensor network to allow remote mission uploads, data download and adaptive sampling strategies. This paper provides an overview of the vehicle design and operation including control, laser-based obstacle avoidance, and vision-based inspection capabilities. Experimental results are shown illustrating its ability to continuously collect key water quality parameters and compliment intensive manual monitoring campaigns.
Subjects 0910 Manufacturing Engineering
Keyword Autonomous surface vehicle
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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