Development of a Long-Range Underwater Vehicle
CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS LA JOLLA CA SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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Our overall goal is to increase the capabilities of today s Unmanned Underwater Vehicles UUVs and Unmanned Underwater Gliders UUGs by using high energy-density lithium-seawater batteries. Specific objectives are 1 to test in the laboratory and ocean new lithium-seawater batteries developed and manufactured by the PolyPlus Battery Company, 2 to discover how to mount and operate these cells to maximize their mass transfer with the ambient seawater and to minimize the adverse impacts of bio-fouling, and 3 to develop a long-range underwater UUV or UUG to exploit this energy source. Our target is to double the rangeduration of long-range neutrally buoyant underwater vehicles.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage
- Marine Engineering