Accession Number : ADA315466

Title :   Submersibles and Marine Technologies In Russia's Far East and Siberia.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : LOYOLA COLL BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Mooney, Brad ; Ali, Hassan B. ; Blidberg, Richard ; DeHaemer, Michael ; Gentry, Larry

PDF Url : ADA315466

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : This report is a review of research submersible vehicles and other marine technologies in Siberia and the Russian Far East. It complements a 1994 WTEC report covering submersible technologies in Ukraine and European Russia. The panel found that two institutions in Vladivostok have extensive developments and experience in operating remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). In particular, two prototype AUVs developed by the Institute for Marine Technology Problems (IMTP) are rated at 6000 meters operating depth, one of which has logged 160 working dive missions greater than 4000 meters. The WTEC panelists concluded that IMTP had more AUV operating experience than all U.S. programs combined. The panel also visited several centers of excellence in the Novosibirsk area, including the Institute of Thermodynamics and Applied Mechanics, which is world-class facility for research on aerodynamics, including eight wind tunnels achieving air speeds up to Mach 25.

Descriptors :   *RESEARCH FACILITIES, *RUSSIA, *MARINE ENGINEERING, *SUBMERSIBLES, *SIBERIA, *FAR EAST, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EUROPE, UNDERWATER VEHICLES, ECONOMICS, THERMODYNAMICS, BIOCHEMISTRY, ENERGY, PROTOTYPES, PHYSICS, TEST VEHICLES, AIRSPEED, SELF OPERATION, MARINE BIOLOGY, AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, BUDGETS, REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, WIND TUNNELS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, AERODYNAMICS, APPLIED MECHANICS, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, UKRAINE.

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE