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The memorial explorer: Developing the role of AUVs in under-ice research


King, P and Lewis, R and Walker, D and Alexander, P and Bose, N and Worby, AP, The memorial explorer: Developing the role of AUVs in under-ice research, Oceans 2010 IEEE - Sydney Conference and Exhibition Australia, 24-27 May 2010, Sydney, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-4244-5221-7 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: doi:10.1109/OCEANSSYD.2010.5603855


Autonomous Underwater Vehicles are a leading technology for under-ice deployment and research. Memorial University and its Explorer AUV, in cooperation with the University of Tasmania and the Australian Antarctic Division, has embarked on a multi-phase development program that will lead to a scientific mission in the Australian Antarctic. Completion of Phase I saw the AUV deployed in the Canadian high Arctic and acoustic data collection performed in the Australian Antarctic. Currently in Phase II, the AUV is being fitted with a full suite of survey tools and will see developments in the fields of navigation, positioning and mission completion. Phase III will see further developments in AUV technology for under-ice research, with the ultimate goal being the AUV deployed in the Antarctic for a scientific mission to explore the role of sea-ice in the World's climate.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Other earth sciences
Research Field:Other earth sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
UTAS Author:Bose, N (Professor Neil Bose)
UTAS Author:Worby, AP (Professor Anthony Worby)
ID Code:73290
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2011-09-23
Last Modified:2012-03-21

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