A Remotely-Operated Shallow-Water Boat for Wireless Data Logging

C. Steidley, W. Lohachit, R. Bachnak, P. Michaud, S. Duff, J. Adams

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Water quality data collection in shallow water areas can be a challenging task. Obstacles encountered in such environments include difficulty in covering large territories and the presence of inaccessible areas due to a variety of reasons such as a soft bottom or contamination. There is also a high chance of disturbing the test area while placing the sensors. To address these issues, a remotely operated shallow-water boat is being designed and developed at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with the support of a NASA grant. The system transmits data wirelessly via a radio to a docking and control station in real-time. This paper describes the design and development of the boat, covers the process for selecting the major components, and discusses the problems being addressed to fully implement the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the 49th International Instrumentation Symposium - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 4 2003May 8 2003


OtherProceedings of the 49th International Instrumentation Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • General Engineering


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