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Stability and performance of underwater gliders


Fan, S and Wolek, A and Woolsey, CA, Stability and performance of underwater gliders, Proceedings of OCEANS '12 MTS/IEEE - Hampton Roads, 14-19 Oct. 2012, Hampton Roads, USA, pp. 1-10. ISSN 0197-7385 (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/OCEANS.2012.6404993


Underwater gliders are efficient mobile sensor platforms that can be deployed for months at a time, traveling thousands of kilometers. As with any vehicle, different applications impose different mission requirements which impact vehicle design. In this paper, we consider a conventional glider configuration and investigate the relationship between geometry and the stability and performance characteristics. We consider two specific flight conditions: minimum drag and maximum horizontal speed. Configuration parameters of interest include the fineness ratio of the hull; the wing position, wingspan, and aspect ratio; and the area and position of the vertical stabilizer.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:underwater gliders, hydrodynamics, stability and performance analysis
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:125996
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-05-17
Last Modified:2018-10-12

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