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Autonomous Underwater Vertical Profiler (AUVeP) configuration

Platform: Autonomous Underwater Vertical Profiler (AUVeP)
Manufacturer: USM Underwater Robotics Research Group



  • To build a profiler with the aim of obtaining measurements, make underwater profiling and sampling by moving vertically through water.

System Description

  • It will move in vertical axis motion andtake a sampling data along the path. AUVeP is a unique autonomous underwater vehicle that only can be controlled and maneuver in vertical axis.
  • Uses an active ballast system to control the vehicle depth using Archimedes principle of volume displacement.
  • The flow rate of water that going in and out of the ballast tank is controlled by motorized gauge.
  • The speed of vehicle descending can be varied by controlling the water flow rate. AUVeP is designed to consume less power than any other underwater vehicle system.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Autonomous Underwater Vertical Profiler (AUVeP)
  • Body Type: Open Space Frame
  • Size (LxWxH): Information not available
  • Body Size (LxWxH): Information not available
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 30.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 20.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: No
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): Information not available
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Oceanographic Survey

Propulsion System

  • Method:
  • DOF: 1
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 0.00
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held

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