Acronym RUMOS
Name Robotic Underwater Vehicles and Marine Animals Tracking Systems
Funding Reference FCT - POCI/MAR/55609/2004
Dates 2005-01|2008-01

The main purpose of the project is the development of a set of devices and methodologies for precise estimation of trajectories of underwater robotic vehicles (autonomous and remotely operated) and marine animals.
In order to overcome the problems that occur due to the highly noise environment and the presence of a multitude of disturbances a number of efforts must be set forth to overcome the problem at hand.
The topics include:
i) Mission scenario characterization;
ii) Development of high gain power amplifiers for acoustic wave generation;
iii) Development of very-low noise acoustic data acquisition systems;
iv) Study and development of accurate navigation algorithms for sensor fusion;
v) Development of post-processing techniques for very precise trajectories estimation;
vi) Accurate and real-time monitoring of 3D trajectories in selected coastal and oceanic fish species.

Research Groups Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics Lab (DSOR)
Project Partners IMAR/ Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, Univ. Azores
ISR/IST Responsible
Paulo Oliveira