Accession Number:

ADA624489

Title:

Development of a Long-Range Underwater Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS LA JOLLA CA SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE