Accession Number : ADA186589
Title : Evaluation of the Tekna DV-3X and MIL-UNIT MOD S-5100 Diver Propulsion Vehicle.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL
Personal Author(s) : Presswood, Clark G ; Godshall, David F
PDF Url : ADA186589
Report Date : Aug 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 74
Abstract : NEDU conducted an evaluation of the Tekna DV-3X and MIL-UNIT MOD S-5100. Static battery duration tests, open water/time distance trials, battery offgassing tests, and unmanned pressure tests were conducted. Both models were found to provide acceptable performance to a maximum depth of 130 FSW and are recommended for Authorized for Navy use (ANU) status. Approximate run times and speeds on propeller pitch setting 9 was one hour at 1.6 knots. Reducing the propeller pitch setting will provide longer run times, longer distances, and reduced speeds.
Descriptors : *UNDERWATER PROPULSION, *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *DIVER EQUIPMENT, NAVY, PITCH(INCLINATION), PROPELLERS, SETTING(ADJUSTING), VELOCITY, TEST METHODS, DEGASIFICATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ELECTRIC CHARGE, ELECTRIC BATTERIES
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Electric and Ion Propulsion
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE