Development of an underwater glider for virtual mooring and its buoyancy engine

Kenichi Asakawa, Tadahiro Hyakudome, Yasuhisa Ishihara, Masahiko Nakamura

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Abstract

This paper describes the present status of the development of the underwater glider for virtual mooring. It will be able to stay in a designated area for more than one year, moving between the sea surface and the seafloor up to 2,100 m in depth, and monitor the sea environment. It will be able to sleep on the seafloor or while drifting in water to extend the monitoring duration. The first sea-test was conducted in March 2012. In 2013, a new small buoyancy engine was developed and then substituted for the existing one. In recent sea-tests, we evaluated its pitching and heading control performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Underwater Technology, UT 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479983001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 14 2015
Event2015 IEEE Underwater Technology, UT 2015 - Chennai, India
Duration: Feb 23 2015Feb 25 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Underwater Technology, UT 2015

Other

Other2015 IEEE Underwater Technology, UT 2015
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period2/23/152/25/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering

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    Asakawa, K., Hyakudome, T., Ishihara, Y., & Nakamura, M. (2015). Development of an underwater glider for virtual mooring and its buoyancy engine. In 2015 IEEE Underwater Technology, UT 2015 [7108263] (2015 IEEE Underwater Technology, UT 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/UT.2015.7108263