Design and Operation Analysis of Hybrid AUV
Hybrid autonomous underwater vehicle (HAUV) is a collaboration concept between sea glider and autonomous underwater vehicle. The specific characteristics of sea glider are long endurance, wide range, and limited payload or sensor to support the mission. Different from the AUV as the real surveillance underwater vehicle, they can have almost all range of payloads and emergency system but with limited endurance and range if compared with the sea glider system. Dual concepts of the characteristics will be combined. The main mission for this vehicle is adopted from AUV but for submerge and surfacing mode adopted from sea glider concept with their buoyancy engine. This paper describes a step-by-step method to design this vehicle and some core analysis to support overall design concept and the operation that will be conducted on this hybrid AUV.
KeywordsAutonomous underwater vehicle Buoyancy engine Hybrid AUV Sea glider
All of this work has been supported and carried out by Center for Unmanned System Studies (CentrUMS)—Institut Teknologi Bandung and PT. Robo Marine Indonesia as industrial partner and the authors would like to thank all crew and research team that had been involved in this research program.
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