An improved control system for a remotely operated vessel

Rafic Bachnak, Marc Mendez, Jack Esparza, Oliver Fahed

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Collecting environmental data in coastal bays presents several challenges to the scientist. One of the most pressing issues is how to efficiently and reliably gather data in shallow water areas-environments that often preclude the use of traditional boats. Obstacles that are encountered in such environments include difficulty in covering large territories and the presence of inaccessible areas due to a variety of reasons, such as soft bottoms or contamination. There is also a high probability of disturbing the test area while placing the sensors. This paper outlines the development of a remotely operated boat and its real-time control system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnmanned Systems Technology VIII
StatePublished - 2006
EventUnmanned Systems Technology VIII - Kissimmee, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2006Apr 20 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6230 I
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherUnmanned Systems Technology VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKissimmee, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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