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 Nishan B. Shetty,Pruthviraj Umesh,K. V. Gangadharan.Multi-role Remotely Operated Marine Surface Vehicle[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2022,(3):219-227.[doi:10.1007/s11804-022-00283-w]
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Multi-role Remotely Operated Marine Surface Vehicle


Multi-role Remotely Operated Marine Surface Vehicle
Nishan B. Shetty1 Pruthviraj Umesh2 K. V. Gangadharan2
Nishan B. Shetty1 Pruthviraj Umesh2 K. V. Gangadharan2
1 Former National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Mangaluru 575025, India;
2 National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Mangaluru 575025, India
Multi-role platform|Remotely operated ring buoy surface vehicle|Unmanned marine surface vehicle|Novel Hinge-Clamp Assembly|Lifesaving equipment
Development of man-packable, versatile marine surface vehicle with ability to rescue a drowning victim and also capable of carrying mission specific sensor is explored. Design thinking methodology is implemented by using existing equipment/platform with the addition of external attachment to make it a functional product. Iterative prototyping process with extensive testing to achieve user-centric solution. Individual prototypes and their possible sub-configurations with their integration and characteristics are studied and compared with numerical model, inferences obtained are utilised to improve for the next iteration. A novel hinge-clamp assembly enables this marine surface vehicle to operate in the event of an overturn, this phenomenon is further studied with the aid of a mathematical model (Pendulum in a fluid). This research project aims to demonstrate a multi-role unmanned surface vehicle.


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Received date:2021-09-10;Accepted date:2022-04-24。
Corresponding author:Nishan B. Shetty,E-mail:bshettynishan@gmail.com
Last Update: 2022-10-09