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The team’s autonomous underwater vehicle, named Phoenix, includes 10 thrusters as well as a passive sonar, Doppler velocity log, fiber optic gyroscope, and two cameras. Phoenix is capable of precise autonomous navigation, manipulating objects, locating the position of an acoustic signal, and classification via vision processing. At the 2019 RoboSub Competition, Phoenix placed 3rd internationally and first in the U. S.
The diagram to the right provides a general overview of the components and sensors aboard Desert WAVE's AUV Phoenix.
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