MARINARA - Project Description

In this project, we will transfer knowledge between complementary companies to develop a new, open-source, low-cost, and small-sized Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) with off-the-shelf water sensors for measuring near-surface water quality in real time for various environments.

The proposed solution combines USV & IoT technologies for acquiring data such as pH, turbidity, and temperature measuring water quality in real water resources (such as ponds, reservoirs, and lakes). Furthermore, the proposed solution will be combined with an Android application through which users can easily control the USV and view the platform’s data.

Finally we will validate the performance of the solution in terms of usability, mobility, and stability through field experiments in various locations, Spain and Greece and moreover we will present a potential application and approach in which this platform can navigate autonomously by utilizing the Robot Operating System (ROS).