Accession Number:

ADA523497

Title:

Modification of a Nose Cone for a REMUS 100 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to Improve Low-Speed Stability

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME OPERATIONS DIV

Report Date:

2009-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Guided Missiles
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE