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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.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of OCEANS ’15 MTS/IEEE Washington
Conference Dates
October 19-22, 2015
Conference Location
Washington, DC


ROV, AUV, underwater robot, test methods, performance, emergency response robot
Created October 22, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017