|Title||Chasing Fish: Tracking and control in a autonomous multi-vehicle real-world experiment|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Pinto, J, Faria, M, Fortuna, J, Martins, R, de Sousa, JBorges, Queiroz, N, Py, F, Rajan, K|
|Journal||Proc. MTS/IEEE Oceans|
This paper describes scientific and engineering efforts towards remote sensing, tagging and continuous tracking of sunfish specimens (Mola mola, world largest bony fish) in the open sea. This ongoing experiment is done in the context of a collaboration between MBARI and Porto University and bridges biology, fisheries research, autonomy and control with use of satellite tags, autonomous aerial, surface and underwater vehicles, as well as new software tools for remote asset control and situational awareness. Here we describe technologies and overall architecture of the experiment and results from initial deployments.