• Mardiyanto Ronny Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember


In addition to satellites, the Marine Cable Communication Channel (SKKL) which is located under the sea is also one of the backbones of the communication network to connect from one island to another. However, there are often irresponsible parties who damage or commit acts of vandalism. This action resulted in the disruption of the communication process on the submarine cable network. So, it is necessary to periodically check the condition of the underwater communication network cables. Regular checking of underwater cables is very risky, so we propose an underwater robot to handle it. This paper presents the development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) based on Robotic Operating System (ROS) for Following Underwater Cable to monitor the condition of the cables automatically. The AUV is equipped with a camera, Nvidia Jetson Nano, Arduino, Flight Controller, ESC, and brushless DC motors that used to assist the tracking process on the cable. The camera is used as the main visual sensor. Visual image processing methods are carried out using thresholding and contours detection methods, then the obtained data are processed to drive the motors on the AUV so that they can move on the direction of the cable. The experiment results show that the object detection method can be used under conditions with light intensity more than 25 lux. It works optimally at speeds of 0.27 m/s to 0.42 m/s. In the horizontal motion control test, the overshoot parameter value is ±60%, rise time is 2s, settling time is 16s, and steady state error is ±20%. The AUV can track on a straight and winding path of 2 meters with a bright light intensity of ±493 lux, a dim light of ±107 lux and a dark light intensity of ±25 lux with the help of an LED beam with a light intensity of ±773 lux. The percentage of success of scoping experiments on a straight track and a winding track with three trials is 75%. This performance shows that the developed AUV works well to follow underwater cable.


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How to Cite
RONNY, Mardiyanto. DEVELOPMENT OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE (AUV) BASED ON ROBOTIC OPERATING SYSTEM FOR FOLLOWING UNDERWATER CABLE. Jurnal Ilmiah Kursor, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 3, p. 119, july 2022. ISSN 2301-6914. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2022. doi: