An electric ray inspired biomimetic autonomous underwater vehicle

P. Krishnamurthy, F. Khorrami, J. De Leeuw, M. E. Porter, K. Livingston, J. H. Long

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Abstract

The development of a novel Biologically-inspired (or Biomimetic) Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (BAUV) inspired by the Pacific electric ray is addressed. The design and hardware implementation of experimental prototypes of the "RayBot" BAUV are described. Extensive observations of live electric rays provided key biological inspirations in the development of the BAUV. As part of the effort, a six degree-of-freedom impulse-based multi-body approach for modeling and simulation of BAUVs was also developed and validated through comparison with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages5224-5229
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424474264
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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