Development of Standard Test Methods for Evaluation of ROV/AUV Performance for Emergency Response Applications
Adam S. Jacoff, Kamel S. Saidi, Robert Von Loewenfeldt, Yukio Koibuchi
The present paper discusses the NIST and DHS efforts to develop standard test methods for aquatic response robots. Different ROVs and AUVs were used to evaluate the test methods and the tests were refined accordingly. Experiments were conducted in order to evaluate the validity of the test methods. Results of those experiments as well as future work are discussed herein.