Two years of Experiments with the AUV Dagon - a Versatile Vehicle for High Precision Visual Mapping and Algorithm Evaluation
Marc Hildebrandt, Christopher Gaudig, Leif Christensen, Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, Patrick Merz Paranhos, Jan Albiez
In Proceedings of IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, (AUV-2012), 24.9.-27.9.2012, Southampton, o.A., Sep/2012. ISBN: 978-1-4577-2056-7 .
The AUV DAGON was designed as a vehicle for algorithm evaluation and visual mapping. Since its initial launching in early 2010 two years of experiments and experience with the vehicle have passed. This paper will give an overview of the work with the AUV DAGON and highlight the scientific experiments conducted with it, concluding with a “lessons learned” section with important modifications and ideas for future vehicles.