Pitch control performance of an underwater glider for long-term virtual mooring

Kenichi Asakawa, Kensuke Watari, Masahiko Nakamura, Tadahiro Hyakudome

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Abstract

Our prototype of a 3000-m-class underwater glider for longterm virtual mooring will rise and descend between the seafloor and the sea surface periodically to monitor the sea environment over one year. It can sleep on the seafloor to extend the operation period. To evaluate its pitch control performance, we conducted vehicle gliding tests using a long towing tank and sea tests. The new buoyancy engine uses a small reciprocal axial piston pump. This report presents test results along with comparison to simulation results. We also present an outline of the new buoyancy engine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages449-455
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781880653913
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2014 Busan - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 15 2014Jun 20 2014

Publication series

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

Other

Other24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2014 Busan
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period6/15/146/20/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Asakawa, K., Watari, K., Nakamura, M., & Hyakudome, T. (2014). Pitch control performance of an underwater glider for long-term virtual mooring. In Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan (pp. 449-455). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.