Accession Number:

ADA551133

Title:

Solar Powered AUVs; Sampling Systems for the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

AUTONOMOUS UNDERSEA SYSTEMS INST LEE NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this program is to investigate those technologies that will enable the use of solar energy to power Autonomous Underwater Vehicles AUVs. The program is focused on an investigation of our ability to extract sufficient energy from the suns radiation to power an AUV and our ability to efficiently manage the collection, storage, and utilization of that energy such that an AUV is able to perform tasks required during a mission. It is expected that, at the conclusion of this phase of the program, we will understand not only the relevant technologies, but also the advantages, methods of implementation, and limitations of their use on solar AUVs.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Cybernetics
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE