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Mr Kantapon Tanakitkorn MSc Unmanned Vehicles Systems Design

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Dr Kantapon Tanakitkorn is a Lecturer at Kasetsart University in Thailand.

Kantapon graduated in 2010 from the Kasetsart University with a BEng (Hons) degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. This was followed by one year working as a lecturer at International Maritime College, Kasetsart University, Si-Racha Campus.

He finished his MSc in Unmanned Vehicles Systems Design at University of Southampton in 2012 with distinction. During the course he studied: structural and and aerodynamic design of small UAVs as well as design search and optimization. His MSc individual project was a Vision-Based Navigation System of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

In 2013, he decided to continue his research at the Fluid Structure Interaction Research Group, University of Southampton. Most of his work has concentrated on a Path Planning and Navigation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).

Previous employment:

2011 - to date: Lecturer – International Maritime College, Kasetsart University, Si-Racha Campus


MSc (Distinction, UK) Unmanned Vehicles Systems Design, University of Southampton

Beng (Hons, Thailand) Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Kasetsart University, Si-Racha Campus.

Research interests

  • Design Search and Optimization
  • Computational Engineering
  • Navigation and Control of Unmanned Vehicles
  • Motion Model and System Identification of AUVs

PhD research

Title: Path Planning and Navigation of AUVs

Supervisor: Prof. Philip A Wilson, Prof. Stephen R Turnock, Dr. Alexander B Phillips

Research group

Fluid Structure Interactions

Research project(s)

Development of a Hover Capable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Delphin2 is a hover capable torpedo style AUV, developed at the University of Southampton to provide a test bed for research in marine robotics

Demonstrating: Design and Computing (FEEG1001)

Mr Kantapon Tanakitkorn
Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF
Room Number: 176/3001/37
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