Odyssey II: A Second Generation Survey AUV

TitleOdyssey II: A Second Generation Survey AUV
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsBellingham J, Goudey C, Consi T, Bales J, Atwood D, Leonard JJ, Chryssostomidis C
Conference NameIEEE Symposium on Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology
Conference LocationCambridge, MA

Odyssey class autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are designed to be small, high performance survey platforms. The logistical complexities of operating off of oceanographic vessels or in hostile environments, such as the Arctic, make a small vehicle with minimal support requirements extremely attractive. Although built for great depths and endurances of up to two days, Odyssey class vehicles are small by the standards of existing AUVs. This paper describes Odyssey II, the second generation of Odyssey class AUV, and presents the results of under-ice field trials in New Hampshire and the Arctic