Vehicle Persistence Group
Mathieu Kemp, Principal Investigator
The goal of the Vehicle Persistence Group is to increase vehicle persistence. Persistence combines two elements, energy and reliability, one of which is the bottleneck. For most ocean-going systems, reliability is the limiting factor—mean-time-between failure of order 10 hours are not uncommon in autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). As the user community continues to increase its reliance on AUVs, we are reaching a point where the technology is not keeping pace with the community’s needs. Our particular approach is to let the vehicle learn its own state-of-health (SOH) representations directly from its data, and to allow it to predict system failure before it happens.
Vehicle Persistence Projects