6000 AUV Qianlong-1 Finished First Scientific Expedition and Back Home
The unmanned autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Qianlong-1 went home after completing its first experimental application in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on November 6th 2013. On board of the Chinese research vessel Haiyang-6, the vehicle arrived in Guangzhou at 7 a.m. local time.
sea resources volume evaluation and exploration. According to XU Huixi, who is in charge of the project, and a researcher from SIA, Qianlong-1 shows safe and smooth deployment and retrieval, and its autonomous movement control, high-preciseness underwater positioning as well as detection function proves normal. The experimental application results demonstrate that, researchers have made breakthroughs in key technological issues such as overall integrated technology, deep-sea navigation and position monitoring and control technology, intelligent control technology, deep-sea detection technology, multi-acoustic equipment coordination technology, as well as deployment and retrieval technology, e