Accession Number:

AD0713403

Title:

PROTEUS-A VERSATILE VEHICLE FOR OPEN-WATER HYDRODYNAMICS RESEARCH,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT ATLANTIC DARTMOUTH (NOVA SCOTIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-14

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The design requirements and philosophy are described for a small, stable, high-powered craft for use as an experimental hydrodynamics research facility. The design concept evolved from requirements peculiar to the experience, environment, and resources of a small research laboratory and the result is a unique facility, tailored primarily for high-speed marine propulsion experiments, but with potential for much broader application. It is capable of operating at slow speeds as a displacement boat, at moderate speeds in a planing mode and at high speeds as a hydrofoil craft. Principal design characteristics, predicted performance, model tests, and instrumentation plans are reviewed. PROTEUS Propulsion Research and Open-Water Testing of Experimental Underwater Systems is currently under construction and is expected to be complete in 1971. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE