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Development of an AUV control architecture based on systems engineering concepts

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Freire, Luciano O. [1] ; Oliveira, Lucas M. [1] ; Vale, Rodrigo T. S. [1] ; Medeiros, Maia [2] ; Diana, Rodrigo E. Y. [1] ; Lopes, Rubens M. [2] ; Pellini, Eduardo L. [3] ; de Barros, Ettore A. [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ SEM Paulo, Polytech Sch, Mechatron Engn Dept, Unmanned Vehicles Lab LVNT, Av Prof Prof Mello Moraes 2231, BR-05508030 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Oceanog Inst, Lab Plankton Syst, Praca Oceanogr 191, BR-05508120 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Polytech Sch, Dept Elect Energy & Automat, Lab Res Protect & Automat Elect Syst LPROT, Av Prof Luciano Gualberto, Trav 3, 158, BR-05508010 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: OCEAN ENGINEERING; v. 151, p. 157-169, MAR 1 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2

The very nature of a complex system does not allow that a single person be able to master all required competences for its development or operation. Therefore, specialization, team work and coordination are required to achieve the desired goals. In order to assure positive synergy between every participant, system engineering concepts must be taken into account, like development methods, product decomposition, functional classification, design patterns, interface and compatibility assessment, configuration management, technological plans, technical standards, integration policies, system commissioning and validation. These systems engineering concepts are shown in the presented work through the development of a fully functional AUV system and control architecture. The control system and its components are properly described and compared against other state of the art architectures. It is also shown that it was possible to sustain the project development tasks among many successive group or generation of students, demonstrating the benefits of the proposed engineering methods. The proposed system was tested in field tests of the AUV during an oceanographic mission. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/16669-7 - Thin layer detection by an autonomous underwater vehicle in a coastal ecosystem: the ECOAUV Project
Grantee:Ettore Apolonio de Barros
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants