Accession Number:

ADA230667

Title:

Design and Construction of a Second Generation AUV

Descriptive Note:

Master's Thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

The design and construction of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle AUV for use as a research and development testbed at the Naval Postgraduate School NPS is presented. Design objectives, analysis and trade-offs are discussed with respect to a generic AUV and specifically detailed for the case of the NPS AUV II. System integration and flexibility is emphasized in the subject vehicle to support presently planned and future research use. Hull, mobility, sensor, automatic control, and energy subsystems are described. Design and fabrication techniques for the NPS AUV II vehicle hull and equipments are documented. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE