Design and testing of the Marport SQX-500 Twin -Pod AUV

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Proceedings titleAutonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), 2010 IEEE/OES
ConferenceAutonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) 2010 Conference, 1-3 September 2010, Monterey, CA, USA
Pages19; # of pages: 9
SubjectSQX-500; autonomous underwater; autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV); hydrodynamic simulation; propulsive efficiency
AbstractThe SQX-500 AUV is currently under joint development by Marport Canada Inc, the Institute for Ocean Technology of the National Research Council Canada, and Memorial University of Newfoundland. With a twin-hull design, and a novel propulsion and control system, the SQX-500 provided several unique challenges during the design and development process. In order to characterize the hydrodynamic performance of this vehicle for various operating conditions, a complete set of hydrodynamic experiments was carried out. These experiments included 0.88 scale model tow tank testing, full scale testing of a custom propeller, passive stability verification, and several tests to characterize the vehicle propulsion system. Together these experiments determine the overall propulsive efficiency of the vehicle under various operating conditions. In addition, analysis of the results from these experiments was used to determine which tests should be performed on future vehicle designs.
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PublisherIEEE OES (Oceanic Engineering Society)
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number19577546
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