Underwater Systems Engineering Laboratory
Underwater Systems Engineering Laboratory (USE Lab) focuses on applied themes for platform development for aquatic research. It includes development of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) for marine and freshwater surveys. The laboratory hosts acoustic equipment like sonar systems and echo-sounders which are useful for
- monitoring submerged structures (such as dams and harbours),
- environmental observation,
- and bathymetry studies for assessment of coastal resources etc.
Above-mentioned scientific themes are of national importance and local relevance and the laboratory is already collaborating with national and international partners in executing selected projects in these areas.