TY - CHAP A1 - Xianbo Xiang A2 - Lionel Lapierre A3 - Bruno Jouvencel A4 - Guohua Xu A5 - Xinhan Huang ED1 - Alexander V. Inzartsev Y1 - 2009-01-01 PY - 2009 T1 - Cooperative Acoustic Navigation Scheme for Heterogenous Autonomous Underwater Vehicles N2 - For the latest twenty to thirty years, a significant number of AUVs has been created for the solving of wide spectrum of scientific and applied tasks of ocean development and research. For the short time period the AUVs have shown the efficiency at performance of complex search and inspection works and opened a number of new important applications. Initially the information about AUVs had mainly review-advertising character but now more attention is paid to practical achievements, problems and systems technologies. AUVs are losing their prototype status and have become a fully operational, reliable and effective tool and modern multi-purpose AUVs represent the new class of underwater robotic objects with inherent tasks and practical applications, particular features of technology, systems structure and functional properties. BT - Underwater Vehicles SP - Ch. 27 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/6719 DO - 10.5772/6719 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-18 ER -