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dc.contributor.advisorHealey, Anthony J.
dc.contributor.authorMarr, William J.
dc.dateJune 2003
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:30:24Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:30:24Z
dc.date.issued2003-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/9858
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractAdvances in command and control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) using acoustic communications are crucial to future Fleet objectives, particularly in Very Shallow Water Mine Countermeasures (VSW MCM). Understanding of the capability to redirect missions, provide relatively high rate downloads of mission information, and perform cooperative tracking for multi-vehicle systems is limited to some bounding data based on fixed node experiments. The main objectives of this dissertation were to investigate and demonstrate the capabilities of tactical acoustic control of a dynamic, operational underwater vehicle in the Very Shallow Water (VSW) and Shallow Water ocean environment. This necessarily required studies on the limitations of Acoustic Control and relatively High Data Rate Transfer when using commercial acoustic modems in underwater vehicles and investigation of their acoustic transmission characteristics. Comprehensive empirical evidence through field validation with the ARIES vehicle indicated that reduced ranges were required for successful acoustic communications in a realistic shallow water environment. A simulation was developed to demonstrate a solution for dealing with reduced range and conducting multi-vehicle behaviors for cooperative tracking and acoustic data transfer.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acousticbasedtac109459858
dc.format.extentxx, 176 p. : ill. (some col.)en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshData transmission systems.en_US
dc.titleAcoustic based tactical control of underwater vehiclesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.subject.authorAutonomous underwater vehiclesen_US
dc.subject.authorAcousticsen_US
dc.subject.authorAcoustic controlen_US
dc.subject.authorAcoustic data transferen_US
dc.subject.authorModemsen_US
dc.description.serviceCommander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.namePh.D in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelDoctoralen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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