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Director of Marine Robotics & Ocean Engineering, Research Director at University of Limerick

He has worked in Automation Research and Systems Engineering including major systems engineering reorganization projects in the UK and Ireland and has worked in AMT consultancy in the electronics industry sector. Daniel is currently an Associate Professor at UL and has taught: Automation, Robotics, Instrumentation, Avionics, Sensors, Electrical Machines.

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Daniel Toal
Director of Marine Robotics & Ocean Engineering, Research Director at University of Limerick
Funded Investigator
University of Limerick

Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering
Limerick

061 232264

Born in Dublin, Dan is a chartered engineer in Electrical and Systems Engineering: (Hons Dip Elec Eng, Dublin Institute of Technology; BSc (eng) University of Dublin (TCD) 1984; MSc - Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Cranfield University, UK, 1986; PhD Marine Robotics, University of Limerick (UL) 2004). He has worked in the Electrical Power and High Voltage sector with GEC in Britain.

Daniel is the founder and director of the Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre at the University of Limerick and is Co PI of the SFI Centre MaREI - Marine Renewable Energy Ireland www.marei.ie. With the MMRRC research team, Dan has led the design/build of ROV Latis – a 1,000m depth rated ‘smart’ vehicle along with many other platforms. On-going research addresses unique challenges of operating in ’high energy’ wind, wave and tidal regimes of marine renewable and airborne wind energy. Research also addresses robotic platform development for response in offshore marine incidents, search and rescue (SAR) and marine salvage. Dan is collaborating with research and industrial partners in Ireland, across Europe and North America. He has been chief scientist for numerous off shore research surveys on Celtic Explorer, Celtic Voyager, INS LÉ Eithne, and other vessels. Dan has been awarded the Denny Medal - best journal paper award 2007/2008 - Journal of Marine Engineering Technology. He gave numerous Plenary talks in Brazil, Korea, and elsewhere.

His research interests include: field robotics for challenging environments (land-based, marine, airborne / ROVs, AUVs, UAVs). Successes in research are the result of hard work driven by the vision that the Marine Technology, Ocean Environment; Renewable Energy Sectors will grow in crucial importance.

Dan has published a number of journal articles, books/book chapters, conference papers and conference proceedings, invention disclosures, and has granted and pending patents in solar technology and renewable energy. For more information on his publications, check his ORCID profile: Inspection-Class Remotely Operated Vehicles—A Review Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2017-03-16 | journal-article DOI: 10.3390/jmse5010013 https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse5010013 Source: Crossref Preferred source (of 2) Remote presence: Long endurance robotic systems for routine inspection of offshore subsea oil & gas installations and marine renewable energy devices 2015 | conference-paper DOI: 10.1109/OCEANS.2014.7003054 https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2014.7003054 EID: 2-s2.0-84921781795 Source: Scopus to ORCID Preferred source (of 2) Novel miniature pressure and temperature optical fibre sensor based on an extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) and Fibre Bragg Gratings (FBG) for the Ocean environment IEEE SENSORS 2014 Proceedings 2014-11 | conference-paper DOI: 10.1109/icsens.2014.6985017 https://doi.org/10.1109/icsens.2014.6985017 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Smart event triggered ocean monitoring platform: Initial design and results 22nd Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation 2014-06 | conference-paper DOI: 10.1109/med.2014.6961448 https://doi.org/10.1109/med.2014.6961448 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 2) Non-Reversing Generators in a Novel Design for Pumping Mode Airborne Wind Energy Farm Airborne Wind Energy 2014 | book-chapter DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39965-7_34 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39965-7_34 Source: ResearcherID Preferred source (of 2) Modelling of a synchronous offshore pumping mode airborne wind energy farm 2014 | journal-article DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.04.110 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.04.110 EID: 2-s2.0-84902551146 Source: Scopus to ORCID Preferred source (of 2) Airborne wind energy: Simulation of directly interconnected synchronous generators for a novel wind energy technology 2013 48th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) 2013-09 | conference-paper DOI: 10.1109/upec.2013.6714941 https://doi.org/10.1109/upec.2013.6714941 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 2) Novel method for underwater navigation aiding using a companion underwater robot as a guiding platforms 2013 MTS/IEEE OCEANS - Bergen 2013-06 | conference-paper DOI: 10.1109/oceans-bergen.2013.6608153 https://doi.org/10.1109/oceans-bergen.2013.6608153 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 2) A novel self-locking mechanism to connect two ROVs 2013 MTS/IEEE OCEANS - Bergen 2013-06 | conference-paper DOI: 10.1109/oceans-bergen.2013.6608078 https://doi.org/10.1109/oceans-bergen.2013.6608078 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 2) Real-Time Adaptive Control of Multiple Colocated Acoustic Sensors for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Ieee Journal of Oceanic Engineering 2013 | journal-article DOI: 10.1109/joe.2012.2227585 https://doi.org/10.1109/joe.2012.2227585 Source: ResearcherID Preferred source (of 2) Airborne Wind Energy: Simulation of directly interconnected synchronous generators for a novel wind energy technology 2013 48th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (Upec) 2013 | journal-article Source: ResearcherID Preferred source (of 1) OceanRINGS: System concept & applications 2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation (MED) 2012-07 | conference-paper DOI: 10.1109/med.2012.6265833 https://doi.org/10.1109/med.2012.6265833 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 2) Triennial appraisal of the ROV LUSO project 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00050 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00050 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Triangular formation control using range measurements: An application to marine robotic vehicles 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00020 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00020 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Trajectory optimization for data retrieval applications: It is all about where/who loads the mule 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00035 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00035 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Topics on current compensation for path following applications of underactuated underwater vehicles 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00031 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00031 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) The NOPTILUS project: Autonomous multi-AUV navigation for exploration of unknown environments 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00062 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00062 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) The European R&D-project MORPH: Marine robotic systems of self-organizing, logically linked physical nodes 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00058 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00058 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Texture segmentation applied to P. Oceanica Beds' upper boundary tracking by ROVs 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00053 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00053 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) TRIDENT: Recent improvements about autonomous underwater intervention missions 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00059 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00059 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Strategies for control of energy on a simplified model of a robotic fish 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00004 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00004 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Some algorithms of AUV positioning based on one moving beacon 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00002 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00002 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Smart ROV LATIS in action: Sea trials 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00047 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00047 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Simulation of an under-actuated fish-like robot controlled by an adaptive frequency oscillator inside a Karman Vortex Street 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00005 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00005 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Robust mission planning for underwater applications: Issues and challenges 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00037 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00037 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Robust control of a micro-autonomous underwater vehicle (µAUV) using low-tolerance components 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00003 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00003 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Robust adaptive control of underwater vehicles with biologically inspired vortex ring thrusters 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00064 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00064 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Reference model for high performance and low energy consumption motions 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00036 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00036 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Phased array velocity sensor operational advantages and data analysis 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00008 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00008 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) PCH-based L2 disturbance attenuation and control of autonomous underwater vehicle 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00032 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00032 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) PANDORA: Persistent autonomy through learning, adaptation, observation and re-planning 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00061 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00061 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Optimal number of image keypoints for real time visual odometry 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00055 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00055 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) On the limit behavior for multi-agent dynamical systems 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00019 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00019 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) On the dependence of cooperative algorithms on underwater communication performance 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00015 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00015 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Obstacle avoidance of autonomous underwater vehicle by using streamline function 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00039 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00039 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Navigational error reduction of underwater vehicles with selective bathymetric SLAM 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00021 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00021 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Navigation solutions for low-cost, man-portable AUVs: Iver2 lightweight NSW AUV 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00009 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00009 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Navigation scheme for the LSTS SEACON vehicles: Theory and application 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00013 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00013 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) MBpIC-SLAM: Probabilistic surface matching for bathymetry based SLAM 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00022 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00022 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Lowered ADCP techniques applied to real-time navigation of a descending UUV 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00043 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00043 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Low cost navigation for unmanned underwater vehicles using line of soundings 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00012 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00012 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Localization system for autonomous underwater vehicle during operations in lakes of hydroelectric dams 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00026 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00026 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Limitations of vision guided underwater navigation 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00052 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00052 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) LAUV: The man-portable autonomous underwater vehicle 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00045 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00045 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Joystick in closed-loop control of ROVs with experimental results 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00049 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00049 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Interesting (?) applications for acomms 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00040 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00040 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Implementation of a control architecture for networked vehicle systems 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00018 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00018 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Homotopic path planning for an AUV on maps improved with scan matching 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00034 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00034 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) GAS ocean current estimation with limited velocity readings 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00056 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00056 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Further results on selective tidal stream transport for Lagrangian profilers 3rd IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles 2012-04-10 | conference-paper DOI: 10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00063 https://doi.org/10.3182/20120410-3-pt-4028.00063 Source: CrossRef Metadata Search Preferred source (of 1) Load more Contact us Privacy Policy Terms of Use Open Source Project