Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned
The main goal of this
EU-FP7 project (SEC-2011.4.2-2) is to bridge the gap between the robotic technology
available in laboratories and research institutions and the use of that technology
on Search and Rescue operations, both in urban and maritime scenarios.
The project is lead by the Royal Military Academy (Belgium) and INESC TEC is
the leader of the work packages related to the development and field demonstration
of maritime platforms.
Deployment of unmanned capsule
for the ICARUS Project,
La spezia, Italy, July 2013
Cooperative operation of Zarco and
TriMARES AUV trials in Crestuma,
TriMARES AUV in pool
Porto, June 2011
MARES AUV surfacing after a
Foz do Arelho, November 2007
Zarco ASV in Douro river, December
MARES AUV in pool tests, September
MARES AUV and navigation buoy in field
Douro river, October 2007
Cooperative Glider Navigation and Acoustic Tomography
The main objectives of the COGNAT project were to demonstrate an acoustic tomography system
based on an autonomous underwater glider towing an acoustic array and, at the same time,
use data from the tomography system to improve the accuracy of the glider position estimate.
In this project, a commercially available glider was modified to tow an acoustic array,
which geometry was estimated using distributed pressure and tilt sensors.
The glider computational system stores information from the acoustic array synchronized
with the acoustic source (using GPS clock). At the end of the mission, this information
is fused together with the internal navigation data, using smoothing techniques,
so that the glider position throughout the mission can be accurately determined.
Integrated System for
Routine and Emergency Monitoring of Sewage Outfall
The major goal of this
project was the development of a prototype of an
integrated system for routine and emergency monitoring
of sewage outfall plumes.
The final system is based on an AUV and combines the most recent innovations in
underwater robotics, ocean sensors technology and data
modeling and processing, to provide an advanced instrument for
environment monitoring and protection.
Improved Navigation with Cooperative Robotic
The main goal of the project
was the development and
testing of an infrastructure to improve navigation
capabilities of AUVs operating in shallow waters,
following the concept of a moving acoustic network.
Besides the design and the construction of the Zarco
ASV, which can act as a moving acoustic beacon,
different navigation methodologies and algorithms were developed and tested.
AUV Based Environmental Monitoring
This protocol was established between Ocean Systems
Group (FEUP/ISR) and
Įguas do Oeste with the goal of
customizing the MARES AUV for environmental monitoring
This customization included the integration of a CTD (condutivity,
temperature, and depth) sensor and the development of
the vehicle onboard software.