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Design and Development of Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Meteorological Monitoring

Dongli Wu1, Yunping Liu2,3,*, Ze Xu2,3, Weiyan Shang4

1 CMA Meteorological Observation Center, Beijing, 100081, China
2 Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
3 Engineering Research Center of Digital Forensics, Ministry of Education, Nanjing, 210044, China
4 Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, R3T 5V6, Canada

* Corresponding Author: Yunping Liu. Email: email

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2020, 26(5), 1123-1138.


In view of the paucity of hydrometeorological data, inefficiency and high cost of manual detection, a design scheme of meteorological monitoring unmanned surface vehicle (USV) based on STM32 MCU (Microcontroller Unit, which is also known as Single Chip Microcomputer) is proposed in this paper. The path planning is designed by combining the image data acquired by camera with improved RRT-path algorithm (rapidly-exploring random tree algorithm based on auxiliary path), and then motors are controlled so as to realize autonomous cruise control of USV using the incremental PID algorithm. In addition, the design can also realize real-time monitoring of meteorological data detected by meteorological sensors on the USV through upper computer. Compared with the traditional scheme, the path planning, autonomous cruise is as well as online monitoring function of the scheme presented below enable USVs have full autonomous capability to realize on-line monitoring of meteorological data.


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APA Style
Wu, D., Liu, Y., Xu, Z., Shang, W. (2020). Design and development of unmanned surface vehicle for meteorological monitoring. Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, 26(5), 1123-1138.
Vancouver Style
Wu D, Liu Y, Xu Z, Shang W. Design and development of unmanned surface vehicle for meteorological monitoring. Intell Automat Soft Comput . 2020;26(5):1123-1138
IEEE Style
D. Wu, Y. Liu, Z. Xu, and W. Shang "Design and Development of Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Meteorological Monitoring," Intell. Automat. Soft Comput. , vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 1123-1138. 2020.


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