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AUVSIPRO - a simulation program for performance prediction of autonomous underwater vehicle with different propulsion system configurations


Tran, M and Binns, J and Chai, S and Forrest, A and Nguyen, H, AUVSIPRO - a simulation program for performance prediction of autonomous underwater vehicle with different propulsion system configurations, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference, MESAS 2017, 24-26 October 2017, Rome, Italy, pp. 72-82. ISBN 9783319760711 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-76072-8_5


Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) is a growing technology with a great potential to both military and civilian applications. Extensive developments and advanced innovations of AUV have been introduced in recent years from various research centres around the world. Among the fundamental modules of an AUV, the propulsion system strongly affects the vehicle performance. The increasing complexity in missions and operational environment require the propulsion system to offer high efficiency and excellent maneuverability. In this study, an AUV simulation program named AUVSIPRO is proposed in the preliminary design stage to predict and compare the AUV manoeuvrability equipped with different propulsion configurations. A series of primary manoeuvres standard for underwater vehicles are presented to investigate the system feasibility. In order to derive the mathematical model in the simulator, the propulsor models are experimentally conducted in the Towing Tank, the hull hydrodynamic coefficients are calculated using analytical, and system identification approaches. The system outputs are achieved by numerical method. The simulation program provides an effective platform to examine different the propulsion system configurations to an AUV as well as a torpedo shaped submarine.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:autonomous underwater vehicle, propulsion system simulation
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:Tran, M (Mr Minh Tran)
UTAS Author:Binns, J (Professor Jonathan Binns)
UTAS Author:Chai, S (Professor Shuhong Chai)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H (Dr Hung Nguyen)
ID Code:150849
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2022-07-03
Last Modified:2022-07-04

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