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Author Kanakakis, V. ♦ Spanoudakis, P. ♦ Tsourveloudis, N.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Remotely operated vehicles ♦ Sea surface ♦ Surveillance ♦ Ship Design ♦ Prototypes ♦ Market research ♦ Unmanned Surface Vehicle ♦ Marine vehicles ♦ Intelligent robots ♦ Design optimization ♦ Testing ♦ Genetic algorithms
Abstract A multi-role unmanned surface vehicle (USV) has been recently designed at the Technical University of Crete. This paper highlights the methodology used for the optimized design. A market research was initially performed so as to evaluate the global USV's market. Based on the relevant market findings, certain characteristics and performance specifications were set. An iterative genetic algorithm process was utilized to ensure compliance with the desired characteristics. Finite element modelling was used in tandem with genetic optimization so as to justify design's feasibility. Open sea tests that carried out evaluated the actual performance of the USV.
Description Author affiliation: Intelligent Systems and Robotics Laboratory, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Greece (Kanakakis, V.; Spanoudakis, P.; Tsourveloudis, N.)
ISBN 9789537044107
ISSN 13342630
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-09-28
Publisher Place Croatia
Rights Holder Croatian Society Electronic
Size (in Bytes) 233.40 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 181
Ending Page 184


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library