Results of the first sea-test of Tsukuyomi: A prototype of underwater gliders for virtual mooring

Kenichi Asakawa, Taiyo Kobayashi, Masahiko Nakamura, Yoshitaka Watanabe, Tadahiro Hyakudome, Yuzuru Itoh, Junichi Kojima

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of the first sea-test of Tsukuyomi - a prototype of underwater gliders for virtual mooring. Its will be able to stay in a designated water for more than one year, reciprocating between the sea-surface and the seafloor up to 3,000 meters in depth. It will sleep on the seafloor to elongate the operation time. We have successfully conducted tank-test in December 2011 and the first sea-test in March 2012. Although for the sake of safety, a thin string was connected to Tsukuyomi in the first sea-test, the dynamic stability, the maneuverability and the basic function of Tsukuyomi were confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE
Subtitle of host publicationHarnessing the Power of the Ocean
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
EventOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads Conference: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean - Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2012Oct 19 2012

Publication series

NameOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean

Other

OtherOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads Conference: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean
CountryUnited States
CityVirginia Beach, VA
Period10/14/1210/19/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering

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