Integrated navigation system applied to dynamic modeling of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Dinç M., Hacızade C.

19th Saint Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems, ICINS 2012, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 28 - 30 May 2012, pp.272-278 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Saint Petersburg
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.272-278
  • Keywords: Aiding INS Navigation, AUV modeling, Integrated Navigation, Kalman filter
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), a type of UUV, requires a precise navigation system for localization, positioning, path tracking, guidance, and control. In order to develop a robust and precise AUV navigation system, we need to know an overall modeling of AUV. AUV Modeling is a complex problem and involves the interdiciplinary study of kinematic, hydrostatics, and hydrodynamics. For instance, an increased knowledge on hydrodynamic parameters then it leads to a better navigation solution, system design and performance. The overall objective of this paper is to accomplish dynamic mathematical modeling of an AUV and then to develop and implement a low-cost Integrated Navigation System based on error models of Inertial Navigation System (INS) and its aiding devices such as Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), compass, Pressure Depth Sensor. A 20-state INS error model and the corresponding measurement models of those aiding sources will be derived for the KF. The simulation results confirmed that low-cost IMU sensors produce a notable amount of noisy measurements but a KF can effectively mitigate those drawbacks.