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Underwater Vehicle Platform (ROV and AUV) Research in Malaysia

Last year, on July 2006, the International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory and Applications (USYS06) was held in Penang, Malaysia.

This conference has provided a platform to researchers, scientists, engineers, academicians, as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research result and development activities on underwater system technology and applications. USYS06 was organised by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and co-organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia and the Science and Technology Research Institute for Defense (STRIDE), Malaysia. Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and University of Southampton were the co-supporter of the conference.

One year later, July 2007, the only prominent Malaysian publication on ROV and AUV research I can find on the internet had been done by two local university: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) formerly known as Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (KUSTEM) which once was under Marine Science and Fisheries Department of UPM, called Universiti Putra Malaysia Terengganu (UPMT).

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Rizal Arshad

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Rizal Arshad.
B. Eng. (Liverpool), M.Sc. (Salford), Ph.D. (Liverpool).

Current Position:
Head of Research Group.

Specialization:
Robotics and Industrial Automations.
Measurement and Instrumentation Techniques.
Biomedical Electronics and Medical Imaging.
Underwater Robotics Technology.

Current Research:
Underwater Robotics Inspection and Monitoring System.
An Automatic ECG System Embedded with Artificial Neural Network for Diagnosis of Heart-Related Disorder.
Design of Nano-satellites for Remote Sensing Experiments.
An Intelligent Culvert Inspection System.

Publications Related with ROV and AUV Technology:

1988

[1] Arshad, M.R, and Lucas. J, “Underwater Optical Ranging system For ROV’s”, Proc. of OCEAN’s 98, IEEE/OES, Nice, Sept. 1998, pp. 1189-1193.

2003

[14] Mohd Rizal Arshad, “Design and Development of A Portable Underwater Robotic Inspection System For Environmental Monitoring”,Environmental Management And Sustainable Development For Better Future Growth (Environment 2003), February 18 – 19, 2003, Penang, pg.419-422.

2004

[23] Mohd Rizal Arshad and Mohamed Yusof Radzak, “USM Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (USM-AUV I) Controller Design Approach”, Marine Technology 2004 Conference (MARTEC 2004), 7 – 8 September 2004, Johor.

[24] Mohd Rizal Arshad and Mohamed Yusof Radzak, “Development of a Low Cost AUV System”, Marine Technology 2004 Conference (MARTEC 2004), 7 – 8 September 2004, Johor.

[25] Zainah Md.Zain, R.Badlishah Ahmad and Mohd Rizal Arshad, “Design and Development of an RS232-Based ROV Controller System”,IEEE TENCON 2004, 21-24 November 2004, Chiang.

[27] Mohd Rizal Arshad and Mohamed Yusof Radzak, “Design and Development of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Test-Bed (USM-AUV I)”, Eighth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2004), December 6-9, 2004 in Kunming, China.

2005

[28] Chua Kia and Mohd. Rizal Arshad, “Robotics Vision-based Heuristic Reasoning for Underwater Target Tracking and Navigation”, The 2nd International Conference on Mechatronics 2005 (ICOM’05), 10-12 May 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

[29] Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, Mohamed Yusof Radzak and Mohd Rizal Arshad, Design and Development of USM ROV-I,1st National Conference on Electronic Design (NCED 2005) , 18 – 19 May 2005, Perlis.

[30] Abdul Salam Abustan and Mohd Rizal Arshad, “Surface Stabilisation of Platform for a Pipe Inspection Robot”, 1st National Conference on Electronic Design (NCED 2005), 18 – 19 May 2005, Perlis.

[31] C.Kia, M.R.Arshad, A.H.Adom, P.A.Wilson, “Supervisory Fuzzy Learning Control for Underwater Target Tracking”, WEC’05 – The Fourth World Enformatika Conference June 24-26, 2005, Istanbul, Turkey.

[35] M.Y. Radzak, M.R. Arshad , “AUV Controller Design and Analysis using Full-State Feedback”, 9th WSEAS International Conference on CIRCUITS and SYSTEMS, Athens, Greece, July 11-13, 2005.

[38] Zainah Md. Zain, R. Badlishah Ahmad, Mohd. Rizal Arshad, “Communication With An Underwater ROV Using RS232-Fiber Optic Transmission”, International Conference on Robotics, Vision, Information and Signal Processing (ROVISP), 20-22 July 2005, Penang, Malaysia.

[42] Mohd Rizal Arshad, Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, Muhammad Azwan Nasiruddin, Wan Mohd Shukri Wan Salleh, Mohd Sofwan bin Mohd Resali, “USM-ROV2: Design and Development of an ROV for Underwater Inspection”, 9th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology (ICMT 2005), 5-8 Dec 2005, Johor, Malaysia.

2006

[43] Mohd Rizal Arshad and Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, “Surface tracking for ship hull inspection using an ROV”, International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory And Applications 2006 (USYS’06), 18-20 July 2006, Penang, Malaysia. (Accepted Paper)

[44] Mahfoozur Rehman, Mohd Rizal Arshad, M. R. Saad and A. M. Quteishat, “A novel technique for the energy management of mechatronic station under water “, International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory And Applications 2006 (USYS’06), 18-20 July 2006, Penang, Malaysia. (Accepted Paper)

[45] Muhammad Asif, Mohd Rizal Arshad and Abid Yahya, “Visual Tracking System for Underwater Pipeline Inspection and Maintenance Application”, International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory And Applications 2006 (USYS’06), 18-20 July 2006, Penang, Malaysia. (Accepted Paper)

[46] Mohd Rizal Arshad, Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, “The Design of an ROV for Hull Inspection”, International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory And Applications 2006 (USYS’06), 18-20 July 2006, Penang, Malaysia. (Accepted Paper)

[47] Muhammad Suzuri, Ezmaharul Afreen Awalluddin, Khalid Samo, Azizi Ali, Dang Fatihah Abd Aziz, Md Yazid Md Seman, Wan Nural Jawahir Wan Yussof, Rizal Arshad and Omar Yaakub , “Development of a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) System at KUSTEM”, International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory And Applications 2006 (USYS’06), 18-20 July 2006, Penang, Malaysia. (Accepted Paper)

[48] Zulkifli Zainal Abidin and Mohd Rizal Arshad, “Visual Servoing with application to ROV for Ship Hull Inspection”, International Conference on Man-Machine Systems (ICoMMS 2006), 15-16 September 2006, Langkawi Islands, Malaysia. (Accepted Paper)

[49] Muhammad Asif and Mohd Rizal Arshad, ” An Active Contour for Underwater Object Tracking and Navigation”, International Conference on Man-Machine Systems (ICoMMS 2006), 15-16 September 2006, Langkawi Islands, Malaysia. (Accepted Paper)

[50] Muhammad Asif and Mohd Rizal Arshad, “AGV Guidance System: An Application of Active Contour and Kalman Filter for Road Tracking”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2006), 9-15 October 2006, Beijing, China. (Accepted Paper)

Conference:

9th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology 2005 (ICMT 2005)
5 – 8 December 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Paper No.: 150
Paper ID: ICMT-208
Title: USM-ROV2: Design and Development of an ROV for Underwater Inspection
Author: Mohd Rizal Arshad, Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, Muhammad Azwan Nasiruddin, Wan Mohd Shukri Wan Salleh
Organization: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Country: Malaysia

International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory and Applications (USYS06)
18 – 21 July 2006, Penang, Malaysia

Paper ID: usys-002
Title: Surface tracking for ship hull inspection using an ROV
Author: Mohd Rizal Arshad, Zulkifli Zainal Abidin
Organization: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Country: Malaysia

Paper ID: usys-010
Title: A novel technique for the energy management of mechatronic station under water
Author: Mahfoozur Rehman, Mohd Rizal Arshad, M. R. Saad, A. M. Quteishat
Organization: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Country: Malaysia

Paper ID: usys-014
Title: Visual Tracking System for Underwater Pipeline Inspection and Maintenance Application
Author: Muhammad Asif, Mohd Rizal Arshad, Abid Yahya
Organization: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Country: Malaysia

Paper ID: usys-022
Title: The Design of an ROV for Hull Inspection
Author: Mohd Rizal Arshad, Zulkifli Zainal Abidin
Organization: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Country: Malaysia

USM-ROV2:

USM-ROV2

USM-ROV2

USM-ROV2

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Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suzuri Hitam

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suzuri Hitam.
B.Tech (Hons.) (Universiti Sains Malaysia), Ph.D. (Leeds).

Current Position:
Head of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling.

Specialization:
Application of Computational Intelligence (Soft Computing) Techniques, i.e. Fuzzy Logic.
Neural Networks.
Evolutionary Computing in the Area of Image Processing, Robotics, Control, Modeling, Automation and Prediction.

Current Research:
Development of a Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) System For Underwater Inspection and Data Acquisition.
Cluster Server Management.

Publications Related with ROV and AUV Technology:

2004

Muhammad Suzuri, H. Khalid, S., Azizi, A., Ezmahamrul Afreen, A., Norhaslida, M.N., Mohd Hafiz, H.H., Omar, Y., Mohd Rizal, A., Mohd Yazid, M.S. and Mustafa, M.D. (2004). Development of a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) System for Underwater Inspection and Data Acquisition, KUSTEM Research Expo and Inovation 2004, 31 May 2004 – 2 Jun 2004. Dewan Sultan Mizan, KUSTEM, Terengganu. (Poster Presentation)

Conference:

International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory and Applications (USYS06)
18 – 21 July 2006, Penang, Malaysia

Paper ID: usys-011
Title: The Development of Simple Telemetry System for Diver Applications
Author: Khalid Bin Samo, Muhammand Suzuri Hitam
Organization: Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu)
Country: Malaysia

Paper ID: usys-023
Title: Development of a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) System at KUSTEM
Author: Muhammad Suzuri Hitam, Ezmaharul Afreen Awalluddin, Khalid Samo, Azizi Ali, Dang Fatihah Abd Aziz, Md Yazid Md Seman, Wan Nural Jawahir Wan Yussof, Rizal Arshad, Omar Yaakub
Organization: Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu)
Country: Malaysia

Links:

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Underwater System Technology Research Areas:

  • Sensors for Marine Environment
  • Underwater Vehicle Platform – ROV and AUV
  • AUV Docking and Retrieval
  • Vision System for Underwater Application
  • Adaptive Path Planning for AUV
  • Advanced Sensor for Automatic Object Ranging and Tracking
  • Intelligent Navigation Guidance and Obstacle Avoidance
  • Underwater Robotic Arm Control
  • Intelligent Task-Oriented Control Architecture
  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
  • Virtual Collaborative Simulation Software
  • Predictive Virtual Environment
  • Design of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Shallow Water
  • Design of a Semi-Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Deep Water
  • Underwater Archaeology
  • Seabed Mapping Techniques
  • Underwater Communication Systems

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Written by cthulhu

July 17, 2007 at 4:50 pm

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