Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (Safina-e-Abdoz)

Team : Ali Shahzan Gulrez, Mohd. Haris Siddiqui, Jatin Varshney, Abu Shahzer, Faraz Ahmad Khan

In the present work, a Hybrid AUV named SEA 1.0 (Safina - E - Aabdoz), has been designed on simple hydrodynamic principles to achieve precise underwater movements so as to facilitate oceanographic observation. An indigenous control system is developed for this Underwater Vehicle moving in 3D space and having 4 controls, namely a suction mechanism for providing upward and downward movement (buoyancy control), thrusters to control forward motion respectively. Apart from this, a Robotic arm is also attached to pick and drop objects at specific location.