Accession Number : ADA134085
Title : Mechanical Systems Development and Integration for a Second Generation Robot Submarine.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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