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Anthony Healey


Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Monterey, CA 93943

Phone: 831-656-3462

Email: healey (at)



PhD - Sheffield Univ, 1966

BS - Univ of London, 1961



  • Director, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Center

  • Institutional and Professional Service (Last 5 Years)NPS Academic Council, ASME Systems and Design Technical Group, Operating Committee, ASME National Nominating Committee, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Administrative Committee.

  • Professional Development Activities (Last 5 Years): Continual with participation in Navy exercises with AUVs.



  • 1967 - 1967 - Assistant Professor, Penn State, 1967.

  • 1971 - 1971 - Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin 1971.

  • 1974 - 1974 - Professor, University of Texas at Austin, 1974.

  • 1986 - 1986 - Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, (1986), Director, Center for AUV Research , NPS, 1994-present.



  • Dynamic Systems and Control

  • Autonomous Systems

  • Underwater Robotics

  • Navigation



  • Consulting, Patents, etc.: 3 Patents, numerous consulting assignments in industry, government, and academe.



  • Distinguished Service Award, ASME (1994)

  • International Man of the Year, 2000

  • International Biographical Center of Cambridge

  • Twentieth Century Achievement Award

  • American Biographical Institute

  • Elected Fellow of the ASME, 1989



  • Scientific and Professional Society Membership: ASME, IEEE



  • Healey, A. J., Kim, Y., "Control And Random Searching With Multiple Robots", Proceedings IEEE CDC Conference 2000, Sydney Australia, Nov. 2000

  • Healey, A. J., Marco, D. B., "Current Developments in Underwater Vehicle Control and Navigation: The NPS ARIES AUV". Proceedings of IEEE Oceans 2000, Providence, RI, September 2000,

  • The pdf is to be published in IEEE Journal of Oceanic EngineeringBachmann, E.R., Healey, A.J., Knapp, R.G., McGhee, R.B., Roberts, R.L., Whalen, R.H., Yun, X., Zyda, M.J., "Testing and Evaluation of an Integrated GPS/INS System for Small AUV Navigation" IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 3, July 1999

  • Riedel, J. S., Healey, A. J., "Model Based Predictive Control of AUVs for Station Keeping in a Shallow Water Wave Environment " Proceedings International Advanced Robotics Program IARP 98, University of South Louisiana, February 18, 1998 pp. 77 - 102.

  • Marco, D. B., Healey, A. J., McGhee, "Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Hybrid Control of Mission and Motion", Journal of Autonomous Robots 3,169-186 (1996)

  • Marco, D. B., Healey, A. J., "Surge Motion Parameter Identification for the NPS Phoenix AUV", Proceedings International Advanced Robotics Program IARP 98, University of South Louisiana, February 18, 1998, pp. 197 - 210

  • Bachmann, E.R., Healey, A. J., "Analytical Redundancy and Fuzzy Inference in AUV Fault Detection and Compensation", Proceedings Oceanology 1998, Brighton, March 11-14, 1998 pp.45-50

  • Healey, A. J., Marco, D. B., McGhee, R. B., "The Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle", AI Based Mobile Robots, Kortenkamp, Bonasso, and Murphy, Eds. MIT/AAAI Press, Cambridge, Mass, 1998 Healey, A. J., An, E. A., Marco, D. B., " On Line Compensation of Heading Sensor Bias for Low Cost AUV's", Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, AUV98, IEEE Catalog. Number 98CH36290, ISBN # 0-7803-5190-8, August 20-21, 1998, Cambridge, Mass. pp 35-42