Low-cost energy measurement and estimation for autonomous underwater vehicles

Valerio De Carolis, David M. Lane, Keith E. Brown

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This work introduces a low-cost energy measurement method and proposes a simple linear model to estimate the vehicle energy consumption when navigating a given trajectory. Experimental results on Nessie VII AUV show that the developed system can be used to measure the energy used during the vehicle's operations with a good confidence level. Moreover the proposed estimation model can be trained using a simple calibration procedure each time the environmental conditions change or the vehicle's configuration is altered. The proposed solution is suited to real-time use on low-power embedded devices. The limited use of computation resources mean that this method is well suited for supporting navigation planning and motion control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference OCEANS 2014 - TAIPEI
ISBN (Print)9781479936465
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2014
EventOCEANS 2014 - Taipei - Taipei, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Apr 201410 Apr 2014


ConferenceOCEANS 2014 - Taipei
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


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