You are here

Development and analysis of real time software for autonomous underwater vehicles

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2002
Summary:
Any Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) software system is expected to be dynamic due to changes in mission goals, addition of new hardware, implementation of new algorithms, etc. Thus, for a successful AUV program, it is important to have a carefully and properly designed software architecture that is flexible enough to accommodate future changes. The AUV program in the Ocean Engineering Department of Florida Atlantic University has undergone significant development over the past one and a half years to achieve a flexible software system. This flexible architecture should also help in performing diverse kinds of AUV missions with minimal reconfiguration. The focus of this thesis work is to perform m evaluation of the past and present software systems used in our AUVs, and to describe the implementation details that were necessary for the migration of the past software system to a newer, more flexible and powerful software architecture. Another purpose of the thesis is also to describe the design philosophy behind the new architecture and its impact on the AUV program.
Title: Development and analysis of real time software for autonomous underwater vehicles.
99 views
33 downloads
Name(s): Flanigan, Thomas Christopher.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Smith, Samuel M., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 118 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Any Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) software system is expected to be dynamic due to changes in mission goals, addition of new hardware, implementation of new algorithms, etc. Thus, for a successful AUV program, it is important to have a carefully and properly designed software architecture that is flexible enough to accommodate future changes. The AUV program in the Ocean Engineering Department of Florida Atlantic University has undergone significant development over the past one and a half years to achieve a flexible software system. This flexible architecture should also help in performing diverse kinds of AUV missions with minimal reconfiguration. The focus of this thesis work is to perform m evaluation of the past and present software systems used in our AUVs, and to describe the implementation details that were necessary for the migration of the past software system to a newer, more flexible and powerful software architecture. Another purpose of the thesis is also to describe the design philosophy behind the new architecture and its impact on the AUV program.
Identifier: 9780493913049 (isbn), 12947 (digitool), FADT12947 (IID), fau:9819 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2002.
Subject(s): Oceanographic submersibles--Automatic control
Real-time control
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/12947
Sublocation: Digital Library
Use and Reproduction: Copyright © is held by the author, with permission granted to Florida Atlantic University to digitize, archive and distribute this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.