Modification of a Nose Cone for a REMUS 100 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to Improve Low-Speed Stability
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME OPERATIONS DIV
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The REMUS 100 AUV is supplied with a flat plastic crash nose cone for use in lieu of the USBL when the potential for collisions is high. Experiments with the DSTO REMUS 100 showed that the stability of the vehicle is degraded at speeds under 2.5 knots when the flat nose is attached. This report describes the development and testing of a ballasted variant of the flat nose that successfully mitigates the stability problems seen at low speeds.
- Submarine Engineering
- Guided Missiles
- Navigation and Guidance