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A simplified concept for recovering a UUV to a submarine


Renilson, M, A simplified concept for recovering a UUV to a submarine, Underwater Technology , 32, (3) pp. 193-197. ISSN 1756-0543 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2014 Society for Underwater Technology

DOI: doi:10.3723/ut.32.193


The use of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to enhance the military capabilities of submarines and to reduce their operational risk is being considered by navies around the world. However, a major difficulty with the operations of UUVs is their recovery back to the submarine at the end of the mission. Various schemes have been proposed by a number of organisations working in this field; however, they all have major drawbacks. A simple concept is proposed based on a warp from the submarine to a low aspect ratio wing, similar to an otter board used by fishing trawlers. This approach allows the submarine to recover the UUV by slowly overtaking it. This is done at a sufficiently large transverse distance between the vessels where hydrodynamic interaction between the two is minimal, with the submarine travelling at a speed at which it can be safely controlled.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Special vehicles
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Renilson, M (Professor Martin Renilson)
ID Code:100230
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-05-07
Last Modified:2019-09-26
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