Conversion to Autonomous Vehicle and/or AUV


#1

My name is Nicolas Xiong, I’m a senior in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston. My senior design group and I are working on changing one of the OpenROV 2.8 kits to an AUV.

Has anyone here had any experience doing so? We’re essentially trying to reprogram the kit to patrol a small area.


#2

@NicolasXiong,
How is the UAV going to know where it is in the patrol area?
GPS signals cannot penetrate water very well unless you plan to have the UAV tow around a GPS equipped buoy?
The ArduSub Developers have been experimenting with guiding their ROVs with GPS, but then you would have to use a GUI (QGroundControl) that is different from the Cockpit.
Regards,
TCIII AVD