Accession Number : AD0717950

Title :   Some Deep Sea Vehicle Personnel Hulls and Energy Storage Subsystems,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Heronemus,William E. ; Kidd,George R.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : Personnel hulls capable of carrying one, two, or more operators to 20,000 foot depths are analyzed to measure operator comfort and utility index against weight, displacement, shape, dimensions and cost. Emphasis is placed on steel hull materials. Twenty-four different configurations of either lead-acid or silver-zinc energy storage batteries are analyzed. Competitive concepts for each of these major subsystems of the deep sea vehicle are compared against each other at the subsystem level. They are compared again after integration into complete deep sea vehicles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HULLS(MARINE), DEEP SUBMERGENCE), (*STORAGE BATTERIES, *UNDERWATER VEHICLES), STEEL, LEAD(METAL), SILVER, ZINC

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE