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AUV

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) will be used to increase the spatial resolution of water quality and current mapping in neashore areas between the permanent buoy stations. Missions of up to 7 hours can be completed for detailed resolution mapping. The vehicle is controlled by user-specified pre-configured mission tracks that are driven by GPS navigation through Wi-Fi communication. The water quality instrumentation onboard the YSI AUV is the same as that used on the mainframe permanent buoys. In addition, a side-scan imaging sonar and a 6 and 10 beam Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) allow for sediment and bottom classification and characterization and current profiling, respectively. [http://www.iver-auv.com/ysiauvdatasheet.pdf]