Internally Actuated Lateral-Directional Maneuvering for a Blended Wing-Body Underwater Glider
Final rept. May 2002-Dec 2008
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS
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The principal goals of Phases I II the YIP Award and Supplement were to 1 Enhance the performance capability of streamlined AUVs by extending their operating range to include hover. 2 Develop energy-based nonlinear control design tools and demonstrate them in practical vehicle applications. 3 Develop algorithms for simple flow-field modeling and identification using data from a platoon of small AUVs. The principal goal of Phase III was to 4 Address the lateraldirectional control challenges associated with low-speed, high angle of attack flight of underwater gliders, particularly the XRayLiberdade blended wing-body glider developed jointly by Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of Washington Applied Physics Lab.
- Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance