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You are here : eLibrary : Ice Research and Engineering : 22nd Symposium_Singapore (2014) : THEME 5- FIELD AND LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY : UNMANNED UNDERWATER VEHICLES IN ARCTIC OPERATIONS
Author : Petter Norgren, Raed Lubbad and Roger Skjetne
Unmmaned undewater vehicle technology has matured to point where it is possible to use these types of vehicles for deep water, and long endurance missions. The Arctic seefloor remains one of the last unexplored areas on Earth, but unmanned underwater vehicles are starting to change this. From the first deployment of autonomous underwater vehicles in the Arctic in 1972, these vehicles have been used in more complex and longer missions. This paper presents a survey of autonomous underwater vehicles used in Arctic operations. The paper highlights the applications of such vehicles in the Arctic and discusses the motivation behing their development. Through this paper, it will be made clear that special equipment, planning, and considerations must be made for an operation in the Arctic to be successful. Much experience has been gathered through the different expeditions that have taken place in the last two decades, and summary of the different experiences will be discussed. Specifically, experience from autonomous underwater vehicles operating under ice, navigation and communication in the Arctic, and operations from ships are discussed. Furthermore, some of the authors own experience from deploying and remotely operated vehicle from icebreaker Oden north-east of Greenland in 2013 will be presented.
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Chapter : Ice Research and Engineering
Category : 22nd Symposium_Singapore (2014)
Date Published : 13/07/2016
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