Obstacle Avoidance System for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle using Fin System

Mohd Aras, Mohd Shahrieel and Md Basar, Mohd Farriz and Abd Azis, Fadilah and Ali, Fara Ashikin (2013) Obstacle Avoidance System for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle using Fin System. International Journal of Science and Modern Engineering (IJISME), 1 (9). pp. 24-30. ISSN 2319-6386

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An underwater glider is a type of an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). The movement of an underwater glider in the water is based on the buoyancy-propelled for float and fixed-winged for stabilizing the glider’s body. However, a fixed wing underwater glider has limitation to avoid hitting the obstacle in front of it. To overcome this problem, the application of fin system in underwater glider is needed. In this project, a methodology was introduced which is design a flexible fin system of an underwater glider for obstacle avoidance purpose. This project mainly focused on SolidWorks’s simulation and analysis of -30°, -45°, -60° for submerge and rise up at 30°, 45°, 60° to get the most suitable angle for the glider’s fin system to submerge and rise up. The UTeM underwater glider is modified from fixed to flexible wing. Hence, Peripheral Interface Controller (PIC) is used to program the movement of the glider’s wings for upward at 45°and downward at -45°in the water. Thus,a flexible fin system for obstacle avoidance is designed and applied in UTeM underwater glider.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Shahrieel Mohd Aras
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2013 12:21
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:03
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/9348
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