Students at Ben-Gurion University successfully launch a small autonomous submarine operated by an advanced navigation system
Students from Ben-Gurion University in Israel have developed a small autonomous submarine intended for an assortment of underwater assignments.
The project, named 'Hydro-Camel' was carried out by students from the university's Department of Mechanical, Electric and Computer Engineering as well as the Department of Software Engineering. It was carried out in cooperation with the Homeland Security Institute at Ben-Gurion University, headed by Prof. Dan Blumberg.
The students intend to compete in several international competitions in the fields of unmanned systems and naval research.
The purposes of such a submarine include, among other things, the examination of underwater pipes, mapping surfaces, locating places for the installation of communication cables and more, without the need for remote operation. The submarine is expected to be operated by an advanced navigation system, which will include mission planning, obstacle avoidance and autonomous decision-making capabilities.