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Unmanned surface vehicle for inshore bathymetric survey

shallow water

The project “Unmanned surface vehicle for inshore bathymetric survey” is born from the need of the GSI, Geological Survey of Ireland, to carry out seabed survey in shallow coastal areas.

The vessels that typically preform this task in offshore conditions are generally too large and unusable for shallow water survey because the shallow depth significantly increases operational and safety risks. The Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre, MMRRC, is developing control systems for unmanned surface vessels (USV) that overcome these issues and provide a stable platform for survey operations, able to perform bathymetric measurements autonomously, even in shallow water.

Online reports for all of the GSI Geoscience Research 2015 Short Call's projects can be found here. In case you are looking for this project's report, please follow the link here.

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Semi-autonomous UAV landing in Challenging Condition

The objective of the “Semi-autonomous UAV landing in Challenging Condition” project is to develop a reliable landing system for the safe deployment of UAVs from moving platforms, such as ships.

UAVs are used to survey and map the very shallow (˂1m) waters, deemed unreachable by sea vessels. However, take-off and landing operations are extremely demanding for pilots due to the large number of variables involved, caused mostly by the relative motion of the two vehicles. The Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre, MMRRC, is developing reliable control techniques to aid the pilot and give a higher level of guidance of the UAV, a system capable of aiding the pilot to land the vehicle on a variety of moving platforms.

Online reports for all of the GSI Geoscience Research 2015 Short Call's projects can be found here. In case you are looking for this project's report, please follow the link here.

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