Sea trials of an underwater glider for long-term virtual mooring

Kenichi Asakawa, Masahiko Nakamura, Tadahiro Hyakudome, Yasuhisa Ishihara

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Abstract

Underwater gliders for virtual mooring which can carry out long-term observation staying in a designated area over years with lower operation cost will be one of key devices in next-generation ocean observation systems. We are now developing a prototype of an underwater glider for long-term virtual mooring. It will be able to sleep while drifting underwater on the seafloor to elongate observation period. In sea tests in 2014 and 2015, we evaluated the heading control characteristics and confirmed that the glider could glide to the destination while descending to 1,000 meters in depth. Results of these sea trails show that the developed prototype glider has good control performance needed for long-term virtual mooring.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages585-589
Number of pages5
Volume2016-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653883
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event26th Annual International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Other

Other26th Annual International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period6/26/167/1/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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