Recent advances in navigation of underwater remotely operated vehicles


  • Daniel Alfonso Sierra Bueno Industrial University of Santander
  • Blanca Viviana Martínez Carvajal Industrial University of Santander
  • Rodolfo Villamizar Mejía Industrial University of Santander



underwater navigation, underwater remotely operated vehicles, aided inertial navigation


A review of the most significant technical papers related to the navigation of underwater remotely operated vehicles is presented, with special interest in aided inertial navigation. Sensors used for implementation, fusion algorithms and models that describe the navigation systems are presented. From this review, it was concluded that the implementation of an estimator, based on the vehicle kinematic and dynamic models, limits the growth of the estimated error, even in case that the only available information is that provided by an inertial measurement unit.

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Author Biographies

Daniel Alfonso Sierra Bueno, Industrial University of Santander

School of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering.

Blanca Viviana Martínez Carvajal, Industrial University of Santander

School of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering.

Rodolfo Villamizar Mejía, Industrial University of Santander

School of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering.


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How to Cite

Sierra Bueno, D. A., Martínez Carvajal, B. V., & Villamizar Mejía, R. (2014). Recent advances in navigation of underwater remotely operated vehicles. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (69), 167–180.

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