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Propulsion system development and power consumption in an autonomous underwater vehicle

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 23rd International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0699-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0700-4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)2372-1618


ConferenceInternational Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing
Abbreviated titleICSTCC
Period1/01/00 → …


This paper addresses the development of propulsion system in an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) UX-1. This robot is designed to explore the flooded mine in 500 meters depth and according to design requirements, the robot requires high maneuverability in limited work space in the mine. Consequently that implies developing creative subsystems for mobility of the AUV. Limited power source on board, small size pressure hull and the total weight of the robot indicates development of efficient subsystems for driving the robot in the mine for five hours.


  • Robots, Attitude control, Electronic ballasts, Level control, Propulsion, Force, Underwater robot, Mechatronic, control architecture

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland