The NTNU fish Otter project aims to develop an autonomous multi-agent system for search, localization and persistent tracking of acoustic fish tags beneath the water surface. This will be accomplished through a fleet of vehicles, mainly consisting of four small catamarans that has been equipped with acoustic receivers. Expected research topics consists of:

  • Optimized hardware and software design for vehicle controls, communications, sensors and payload integrations.
  • Optimal search, path and mission planning.
  • Underwater target localization and stealthy tracking.
  • Multi-agent formation control, edge intelligence and machine learning.
  • Adaptive and simultaneous environmental mapping and tracking.

The NTNU Fish Otter is a small unmanned catamaran propelled by two electrical fixed thrusters. The vessel is based around the hull, thrusters and power-distribution from a Maritime Robotics Otter, but with sensors and control systems designed at NTNU. This design is based on the LSTS toolchain, with DUNE running onboard the vessel.

This wiki is maintained by Nikolai LauvÄs, PhD student at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU.

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