Gliding performance of an underwater glider for ocean floor resources exploration

Satoru Yamaguchi, Hirofumi Sumoto, Ryota Sakamoto, Ryo Nogami

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Abstract

A novel exploration method of ocean floor resources is expected for effective utilization of the ocean and the object area for the development expands to deeper sea area recently. An autonomous underwater glider which equips an OBEM (Ocean Bottom Electromagnetometer) for ocean floor resources explorations is proposed in this report. The autonomous vehicle has an ability to achieve a long term continuous resources exploration autonomously. The buoyancy and attitude control mechanism enable the vehicle to move to the next measurement point by gliding. The landing point for the measurement is precisely controlled by the motion control system. The gliding performance of the vehicle is investigated by tank and field experiments. The mathematical model of the vehicle motion is refined based on the study and numerical calculations are carried out to design the motion control system for the autonomous underwater glider for OBEM measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages405-409
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781880653876
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Volume2018-June
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018
CountryJapan
CitySapporo
Period6/10/186/15/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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