Autonomous underwater vehicle for practical use in ocean observations

Wataru Koterayama, Masahiko Nakamura, Yuzuru Ito, Hiroshi Yoshimura

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Abstract

In recent years it has become evident that ocean data in time and space is required to make predictions of environmental changes on earth. As one method of acquiring data, we propose a virtual mooring system using an underwater vehicle, and have developed a full-scale test-bed vehicle called "BOOMERANG" which can glide back and forth between the sea surface and the seabed collecting ocean data. Since the results of field experiment in March 2010 were satisfactory, construction on a prototype vehicle for practical use was begun in April 2010. In order to improve reliability and to enable prolonged use, the performance of various pieces of loading apparatus of the vehicle was improved. This paper presents results of the field experiment and details of the construction of the prototype vehicle for practical use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th (2012) ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS 2012
Pages169-175
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event10th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS 2012 - Vladivostok, Russian Federation
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 5 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th (2012) ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS 2012

Other

Other10th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS 2012
CountryRussian Federation
CityVladivostok
Period10/3/1210/5/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering

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