Research | Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
The CSHEL Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
CEOE researchers Art Trembanis and Doug Miller are using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to learn more about habitats on the bottom of Delaware Bay. These habitats support diverse communities of organisms and are known as fishing hotspots by recreational anglers, but scientists don't know much about them.
The AUV is a torpedo-shaped robot that can swim untethered through the water to collect data. It uses sophisticated sonar sensors to take acoustic "pictures" of the seafloor and gathers water quality information and other data that will help the scientists determine the factors contributing to the beds' ecological productivity.
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