Design and Experimental Validation of a USBL Underwater Acoustic Positioning System
AbstractThis paper presents the steps for developing a low-cost POrtableNavigation Tool for Underwater Scenarios (PONTUS) to be used as a localization device for subsea targets. PONTUS consists of an integrated ultra-short baseline acoustic positioning system aided by an inertial navigation system. Built on a practical design, it can be mounted on an underwater robotic vehicle or be operated by a scuba diver. It also features a graphical user interface that provides information on the tracking of the designated target, in addition to some details on the physical properties inside PONTUS. A full disclosure of the architecture of the tool is first presented, followed by thorough technical descriptions of the hardware components ensemble and the software development process. A series of experiments was carried out to validate the developed prototype, and the results are presented herein, which allow assessing its overall performance. View Full-Text
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Reis, J.; Morgado, M.; Batista, P.; Oliveira, P.; Silvestre, C. Design and Experimental Validation of a USBL Underwater Acoustic Positioning System. Sensors 2016, 16, 1491.
Reis J, Morgado M, Batista P, Oliveira P, Silvestre C. Design and Experimental Validation of a USBL Underwater Acoustic Positioning System. Sensors. 2016; 16(9):1491.Chicago/Turabian Style
Reis, Joel; Morgado, Marco; Batista, Pedro; Oliveira, Paulo; Silvestre, Carlos. 2016. "Design and Experimental Validation of a USBL Underwater Acoustic Positioning System." Sensors 16, no. 9: 1491.
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