Underwater gliders: recent developments and future applications

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Conference4th International Symposium on Underwater Technology, 20-23 April 2004, Taipei, Taiwan
Subjectunderwater gliders; autonomous underwater vehicles; AUV; AOSN-II field experiment
AbstractAutonomous underwater vehicles, and in particular autonomous underwater gliders, represent a rapidly maturing technology with a large cost-saving potential over current ocean sampling technologies for sustained (month at a time) real-time measurements. In this paper we give an overview of the main building blocks of an underwater glider system for propulsion, control, communication and sensing. A typical glider operation, consisting of deployment, planning, monitoring and recovery will be described using the 2003 AOSN-II field experiment in Monterey Bay, California. We briefly describe recent developments at NRC-IOT, in particular the development of a laboratory-scale glider for dynamics and control research and the concept of a regional ocean observation system using underwater gliders.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number6064
NPARC number8895921
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