Accession Number : ADA134085

Title :   Mechanical Systems Development and Integration for a Second Generation Robot Submarine.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : White,James William

PDF Url : ADA134085

Report Date : May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The Dept. of Ocean Engineering at M.I.T. has been involved with the production of a robot submarine since the Summer of 1975. A first generation submarine was built, tested and was used for two years before a second generation design was begun. The second generation design was considerably more ambitious than the first, but the design was essentially finished by the Spring of 1979. Development work for the submarine and the production of actual hardware was begun in the Summer of 1979 and was pursued by two separate paths - the electronic systems and the mechanical systems. This thesis describes the mechanical systems development.

Descriptors :   *Underwater vehicles, Robots, Submarines, Marine engineering, Research management, Ballast tanks, Trim(Hydrodynamics), Underwater propulsion, Electric batteries, Electric motors, Hydrodynamic control surfaces, Servomotors, Submarine hulls, Pressure hulls, Aluminum alloys, Rubber, Theses

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE