Chasing Fish: Tracking and control in a autonomous multi-vehicle real-world experiment

TitleChasing Fish: Tracking and control in a autonomous multi-vehicle real-world experiment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPinto, J, Faria, M, Fortuna, J, Martins, R, de Sousa, JBorges, Queiroz, N, Py, F, Rajan, K
JournalProc. MTS/IEEE Oceans
Pagination1–6
ISBN Number9780933957404
Abstract

This paper describes scientific and engineering efforts towards remote sensing, tagging and continuous tracking of sunfish specimens (Mola mola, world largest bony fish) in the open sea. This ongoing experiment is done in the context of a collaboration between MBARI and Porto University and bridges biology, fisheries research, autonomy and control with use of satellite tags, autonomous aerial, surface and underwater vehicles, as well as new software tools for remote asset control and situational awareness. Here we describe technologies and overall architecture of the experiment and results from initial deployments.