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Title:
OPERATION METHOD IN WHICH AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE IS USED
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/208757
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
This operation method in which an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is used has: a step for operating an object to be operated using an operation device provided to an AUV while the AUV is driven along the object to be operated; a step for dropping a transponder and submerging the same to the sea floor; a step for driving the AUV toward a return destination; and a step for driving the AUV, on the basis of information obtained by acoustic positioning in which the transponder submerged to the sea floor is used, from the return destination to a location near an operation suspension position at which operation of the object to be operated is suspended, and restarting the operation of the object to be operated.

Inventors:
MUKAIDA, Minehiko
OKAYA, Noriyuki
FUKUI, Koichi
TACHINAMI, Fumitaka
KAGA, Hiroki
Application Number:
JP2019/017880
Publication Date:
October 31, 2019
Filing Date:
April 26, 2019
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Assignee:
KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1-1 Higashikawasaki-cho 3-chome, Chuo-ku Kobe-sh, Hyogo 70, 〒6508670, JP)
International Classes:
B63C11/00; B63B45/08; B63B49/00; B63C11/48
Foreign References:
JP2016526148A2016-09-01
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JP2898050B21999-05-31
JP4779810B22011-09-28
JP2011143907A2011-07-28
JP2002057631A2002-02-22
US4141295A1979-02-27
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PATENT CORPORATE BODY ARCO PATENT OFFICE (3rd Fl, Bo-eki Bldg. 123-1, Higashimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-sh, Hyogo 31, 〒6500031, JP)
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