Development of a Low-Magnetic Power Source for a Diver Propulsion Vehicle
COASTAL SYSTEMS STATION PANAMA CITY FL
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The long-term goal of this research is to develop a low-magnetic power source for use in diver propulsion. Current Diver Propulsion Vehicles DPV use batteries to power an electric motor. Both the batteries and the motor systems are highly magnetic making them unsuitable for use in an environment where magnetic influence ordnance may be deployed. In order to operate in these theaters, an air independent power source must be developed using low-magnetic materials and methods capable of operating for long durations in harsh environments. This effort was directed at assessment of technologies to meet the nonmagnetic and other performance goals, building a representative prototype of the most appropriate approach to verify performancesafety compliance, and bench testing of the power source for preliminary evaluation.
- Submarine Engineering
- Electricity and Magnetism