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Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology Department
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   The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology Department (AUVTD) specializes in scientific research, engineering application, product design and technical service of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Now it is the only research center in China that is capable of producing a series of AUV products and providing various underwater engineering services to domestic customers. The department has been ranked first in many areas of China's AUV domain. The research results obtained a number of awards, such as National Science and Technology Progress Award and Chinese Academy of science and Technology Progress Award. The research team has incomparable advantages with high visibility, rich experience and comprehensive technology. The produced AUVs was widely used in seabed mineral resources survey, ocean environment observation and other fields, and made an important contribution for China’s marine science, marine engineering and national security.


Main Research Areas

  • Theories of unmanned marine vehicle
    • Cognition and modeling of complex environment
    • Advanced intelligence and autonomous behavior
    • New concepts for vehicle unit
  • Key technologies of unmanned marine vehicle
    • The platform technologies
      • The integrated design methods
      • Multidisciplinary design optimization methods
      • Hydrodynamics numerical calculation and prediction methods
      • Structural mechamics analysis and mechanism dynamics modeling
    • Control technologies
      • The general software architecture and components
      • The hardware-in-the-loop or numerical simulation technologies
      • The remote monitoring and detection technologies
      • Autonomous decision and control technologies
  • Engineering design and application of unmanned marine vehicle
    • Deep-seaAUV
    • Long-range AUV
    • Oceanographic observing AUV
    • Integrated surveying AUV
    • Unmanned Surface Vehicle(USV)

Research achievements

   The department keeps the leading domestic position in AUV domain. Through effort of nearly 30 years, it has now formed the deep-sea and long-range two series of AUV systems or products.

The first 6000m rated AUV in China named CR-01

  • Specifications:
    • Maximum operating depth:6000m
    • Max velocity:2 knots
    • Endurance:10 hours
    • Weight:1250kg
    • Vehicle diameter:0.8m
    • Vehicle length:4.32m
  • Application:
    • Sea-bed mineral resources survey
    • Hydrographic survey

The first long-range AUV in China

   The AUV,whose durance is several tens of hours or hundreds of kilometers, repeatedly refreshes the domostic history record of the AUV cursing time and distance in one dive. It represents the current highest level of long-rang AUV in China, and has reached the international advanced level in the integrated technologies. The successful long-range AUV development indicates that our independent innovation ability has reached a higher level in underwater vehicle domain and we have the ability to independent research and development of long-range AUV products.

Application Areas

   Ocean environment observation, sea-bed mineral resoutces survey, marine science survey, oceanographic survey and so on. 






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