General Item690 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
The Virginia Tech 690 AUV is designed for bathymetric surveys. It has a side-scan sonar and a high-end navigation system.
General ItemDragon AUV
The Dragon AUV is designed to tow very large payloads
General ItemVirginia Tech Glider
The Virginia Tech Underwater Glider, designed, fabricated and field tested by Artur Wolek while working as a doctoral student under the guidance of Craig Woolsey.
General ItemHigh Speed Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
The Virginia Tech High-Speed AUV is 3 inches in diameter and capable of speeds in excess of 15 knots. It was designed to operate heavy -- weight 50% greater than displacement. When not cruising at high speed, it can hover nose-down.
General ItemJavelin Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
The Javelin AUV is designed to compete in the Shell Ocean XPRIZE competition and is part of the Virginia DEEP-X system.
General ItemSelf-Mooring Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
The Self-Mooring AUV is can moor itself on the ocean floor.
General ItemVirginia Tech Unmanned Surface Vehicle
The Virginia Tech unmanned surface vehicle is a fully autonomous 16' rigid hull inflatable boat.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Laboratory
The AUV Lab is housed in Whittemore Hall. It has all of equipment for design, fabrication, and testing of advanced AUV systems, including a 3D printer.
The Nonlinear Sytems Laboratory (NSL) in the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering department at Virginia Tech provides a facility for research and instruction in dynamics and control of nonlinear systems.
Field work is accomplished using the lab's 19ft Carolina Skiff and 25.5ft Maycraft Pilothouse. Locally, we work at Claytor Lake, a 4,500 acre hydroelectric empoundment of the New River in Southwest Virginia. We also travel to the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to fully exercise our autonomous vehicle systems.