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A hybrid underwater glider for underwater docking


Peng, S and Yang, C and Fan, S and Zhang, S and Wang, P and Xie, Y and Chen, Y, A hybrid underwater glider for underwater docking, Proceedings of OCEANS '13 MTS/IEEE - San Diego, 23-27 Sept. 2013, San Diego, USA, pp. 2339-2345. ISBN 978-0-933957-40-4 (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

PDF (Shilin Peng, Canjun Yang, Shuangshuang Fan, Shaoyong Zhang, Pinfu Wang, Yu Xie and Ying Chen. A hybrid underwater glider for underwater docking, MTS/IEEE OCEANS'13 San Diego, pp. 1-7, 2013.9)
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DOI: doi:10.23919/OCEANS.2013.6741166


Underwater gliders have the advantage of high endurance and long range. However, these buoyancy-driven gliders do not have horizontal flight capabilities and have the shortage of low maneuverability. In this paper, we present a hybrid underwater glider aiming to overcome these disadvantages. The hybrid glider has characteristics as follows: it combines the capacity of a typical glider and a propeller-driven AUV, having the horizontal fly ability and higher maneuverability; it has the ability to dock with an underwater station for battery recharging and data communication, which will further expand the range and endurance of the vehicle.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:hybrid glider, underwater glider, dock, rotatable thruster
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Special vehicles
Objective Division:Defence
Objective Group:Defence
Objective Field:National security
UTAS Author:Fan, S (Dr Shuangshuang Fan)
ID Code:125994
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-05-17
Last Modified:2018-10-12

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