A SHALLOW DRAFT VEHICLE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Carl Steidley, Ray Bachnak, Wien Lohatchit, Alex Sadovski, Cody Ross

Abstract

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 probability of disturbing the test area while placing the sensors. This paper describes a NASA-funded project, which has had a great deal of student involvement and is currently in the test phase, to develop a remote-controlled, shallow-draft vehicle designed as a supplemental tool for our studies of the South Texas Coastal waters. The system transmits environmental data wirelessly via a radio to a docking and control station in real-time.

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in Harvard Style

Steidley C., Bachnak R., Lohatchit W., Sadovski A. and Ross C. (2004). A SHALLOW DRAFT VEHICLE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 972-8865-12-0, pages 326-329. DOI: 10.5220/0001126003260329


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco04,
author={Carl Steidley and Ray Bachnak and Wien Lohatchit and Alex Sadovski and Cody Ross},
title={A SHALLOW DRAFT VEHICLE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2004},
pages={326-329},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001126003260329},
isbn={972-8865-12-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - A SHALLOW DRAFT VEHICLE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
SN - 972-8865-12-0
AU - Steidley C.
AU - Bachnak R.
AU - Lohatchit W.
AU - Sadovski A.
AU - Ross C.
PY - 2004
SP - 326
EP - 329
DO - 10.5220/0001126003260329