This article describes a hybrid simulation approach meant to facilitate the realization of a simulator for underwater vehicles with one or more manipulators capable of simulating the interaction of the vehicle with objects and structures of the environment. The hybrid simulation approach is first described and motivated analytically, then an analysis of simulation accuracy is proposed, where, in particular, the implications of added mass simulation are discussed. Then, a possible implementation of the proposed architecture is shown, where a robotic simulator of articulated bodies, capable of stable and accurate simulation of contact forces, although unfit to simulate any serious hydrodynamic model, is tightly interfaced with a general purpose dynamic systems simulator that is used to simulate the hydrodynamic forces, the vehicle guidance, navigation, and control system, and also a man-machine interface. Software details and the technicalities needed to interface the two simulators are also briefly presented. Finally, the results of the simulation of three operational scenarios are proposed as qualitative assessment of the simulator capabilities.

Development of a Hybrid Simulator for Underwater Vehicles with Manipulators

Razzanelli M.;Innocenti M.;Pollini L.
2020

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This article describes a hybrid simulation approach meant to facilitate the realization of a simulator for underwater vehicles with one or more manipulators capable of simulating the interaction of the vehicle with objects and structures of the environment. The hybrid simulation approach is first described and motivated analytically, then an analysis of simulation accuracy is proposed, where, in particular, the implications of added mass simulation are discussed. Then, a possible implementation of the proposed architecture is shown, where a robotic simulator of articulated bodies, capable of stable and accurate simulation of contact forces, although unfit to simulate any serious hydrodynamic model, is tightly interfaced with a general purpose dynamic systems simulator that is used to simulate the hydrodynamic forces, the vehicle guidance, navigation, and control system, and also a man-machine interface. Software details and the technicalities needed to interface the two simulators are also briefly presented. Finally, the results of the simulation of three operational scenarios are proposed as qualitative assessment of the simulator capabilities.
Razzanelli, M.; Casini, S.; Innocenti, M.; Pollini, L.
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