"LUNA" Testbed vehicle for virtual mooring

Masahiko Nakamura, Takashi Hyodo, Wataru Koterayama

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Abstract

In recent years, predictions of changes in the environment on earth and studies on ecodevelopment have become important. For this research on going ocean data in time and space is required, and has been obtainable using by mooring systems. However, a conventional mooring system can observe only discrete data in perpendicular space and moreover, construction of such a system requires a manpower and great expense. To solve this problem, an underwater vehicle for virtual mooring has been developed at Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM). The vehicle glides back and forth between the sea surface and the seabed collecting ocean data, with direction control regulating the vehicle's position in a designated area. This paper describes the testbed vehicle "LUNA" that was designed to develop a virtual mooring system, and the control algorithm is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The Seventeenth 2007 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2007
Pages1130-1137
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 3 2007
Event17th 2007 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2007 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Jul 1 2007Jul 6 2007

Publication series

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

Other

Other17th 2007 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2007
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period7/1/077/6/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Nakamura, M., Hyodo, T., & Koterayama, W. (2007). "LUNA" Testbed vehicle for virtual mooring. In Proceedings of The Seventeenth 2007 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2007 (pp. 1130-1137). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).