Underwater Acoustical Imaging and Sensing Systems for Homing, Docking, Navigation and Collision Avoidance

Conference paper
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 30)


This paper presents a simple high-performance algorithm for underwater geolocation and navigation. The simplicity of the algorithm provides excellent stability, accuracy, and computation efficiency. In addition, the paper also describes the reversed version of the system for the enhancement of system performance, and the conversion to active system for UUV collision avoidance.


Geolocation Underwater navigation Bearing angle Collision avoidance 



This research project was supported by UC MICRO Program, Sonatech, and ONR STTR Program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT)University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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