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Type: Journal article
Title: A feasibility-study of a micro-communications sonobuoy deployable by UAV robots
Author: Munro, B.
Lim, D.
Anvar, A.
Citation: Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2012; 70:1397-1401
Publisher: WASET
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 2010-3778
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B. Munro, D. Lim, and A. Anvar
Abstract: This paper describes a feasibility study that is included with the research, development and testing of a micro communications sonobuoy deployable by Maritime Fixed wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (M-UAV) and rotor wing Quad Copters which are both currently being developed by the University of Adelaide. The micro communications sonobuoy is developed to act as a seamless communication relay between an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and an above water human operator some distance away. Development of such a device would eliminate the requirement of physical communication tethers attached to submersible vehicles for control and data retrieval.
Keywords: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Micro Sonobuoy
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