Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
   
 
Autonomous underwater vehicles are now considered an important tool for underwater operations, deep-sea mining, exploration and repair operations as well as collection of various scientific data ranging from habitat information of underwater biomass to oceanographic and bathymetric data.

 

CSIR-CMERI has designed and developed a torpedo shaped AUV capable of operating up to 150 meters depth. The unit has 5 controllable degrees of freedom, which are controlled by 5 propellers placed in the various directions of AUV, and equipped with Li-polymer batteries. Advanced controller has been used to control AUV through different paths during various missions. The positional and velocity information of the AUV are monitored using navigational sensors. The payload sensors have been used for seabed mapping and underwater data collection.

 

Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
Durgapur-713209, India