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Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date June 1999

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  • Autonomous underwater vehicles [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 4 - 6
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  • Some thoughts about higher education in Greece

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 64 - 68
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    Looks at how the Department of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete is dealing with the challenges of a changing world View full abstract»

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  • Improving fault handling in marine vehicle course-keeping systems

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 39 - 52
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    Proposes a FDI algorithm that is tested by simulation of the rudder servosystem in the closed-loop course-keeping system for a Mariner Class vessel. A properly adjusted recursive extended least-squares (RELS) identification algorithm is utilized for fault-detection purposes, since hardly detectable faults (also called multiplicative faults) are handled. The rudder subsystem model, as a part of the... View full abstract»

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  • Robust nonlinear motion control for AUVs

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 33 - 38, 62
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    We show how an efficient nonlinear controller for a general model of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) dynamics, with uncertainties and external disturbances, can be designed by means of Lyapunov techniques. The control task we consider consists of tracking a given reference trajectory. As part of the design strategy, both model uncertainties and external disturbances physically corresponding ... View full abstract»

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  • Variable-configuration UUVs for marine science applications

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 22 - 32
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    In this article, after a brief overview of trends in underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV) design and applications, results in developing an automatic guidance and control system for Romeo are presented. Attention is focused on the design, development, and testing in the operating conditions of a bottom and ice-canopy following system and on the development of methodologies for the at-field identifica... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual-environment-based navigation and control of underwater vehicles

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 53 - 63
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    A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) the Phantom S2, is being converted to an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for shallow-water and coastal environments. After an overview of issues associated with designing and implementing an automated monitoring system, we provide justification and motivation for our research and define ecosystems and ecosystem management. We then discusses how the ... View full abstract»

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Eugenio Guglielmelli
Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
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