Design and development of route planner for Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Vladimir Díaz Charris, Juan A. Contreras Montes


This paper describes the development of a route planner for Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) focused on the study of an operational scenario for a specific mission – Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). Through the design and implementation of a simulation model, the effect of the different factors that particularly influence ASW is analyzed, such as search pattern, speed and sensor type; dipping sonar or towed array sonar (TAS). By obtaining a measurement of effectiveness, the USV’s response in the deployment of this type of mission can be defined using time to detect the threat in a search area, as parameters to measure the performance.


Unmanned Vehicles; USV; Searching Patterns; ASW; Sonar; Dipping Sonar; TAS; Effectiveness; Navy

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ISSN: 1909-8642 (Impreso)

ISSN: 2619-645X (Online)

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