Gliding tests of underwater glider for long-term virtual mooring in towing tank

Masahiko Nakamura, Kenichi Asakawa, Tadahiro Hyakudome, Tetsuya Kawatani, Tsuyoshi Ueda

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Abstract

A prototype of a 3000m-class underwater glider for virtual mooring is being developed by JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) with RIAM (the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics) of Kyushu University. The vehicle houses various pieces of observation equipment and glides back and forth between the sea surface and the seabed collecting ocean data in a specific area (virtual mooring area) for more than one year at a time. A prototype glider "Tsukuyomi" has been built, and we successfully conducted tank-tests in December 2011. This paper summarizes the design concept and an outline of the glider and shows the results of the gliding tests in the towing tank.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013
Pages350-355
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 16 2013
Event23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2013Jul 5 2013

Publication series

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

Other

Other23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period6/30/137/5/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Nakamura, M., Asakawa, K., Hyakudome, T., Kawatani, T., & Ueda, T. (2013). Gliding tests of underwater glider for long-term virtual mooring in towing tank. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013 (pp. 350-355). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).