A Feasibility-study of a Micro- Communications Sonobuoy Deployable by UAV Robots
This paper describes a feasibility study that is
included with the research, development and testing of a micro
communications sonobuoy deployable by Maritime Fixed wing
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (M-UAV) and rotor wing Quad Copters
which are both currently being developed by the University of
Adelaide. The micro communications sonobuoy is developed to act
as a seamless communication relay between an Autonomous
Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and an above water human operator
some distance away. Development of such a device would eliminate
the requirement of physical communication tethers attached to
submersible vehicles for control and data retrieval.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, AUV, Maritime,
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, UAV, Micro Sonobuoy, Communication.