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Development of the Electromechanic Buoyancy Variation System of Underwater Glider

Publication Details
Authors: Gafurov Salimzhan, Salmina Vera, Mukhametzyanov Andrey, Handroos Heikki
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Proceedings of the International Congress on Sound and Vibration
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration
Start page: 1
End page: 6
Number of pages: 6
ISBN: 978-1-906913-27-4
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Underwater gliders are a class of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). Gliders have many practical applications, especially in oceanography and data collection. A special place here is occupied by underwater monitoring, which today can be carried out either with research vessels or underwater gliders. Under this task gliders are better suited than research vessels, because they have a much lower noise level, which affects the final results of scanning the water column with a hydrophone. However, gliders can differ in the level of generated noise, primarily dependent on the buoyancy variation system. Nowadays five schemes of buoyancy variation systems are known. This paper briefly describes their design, advantages and disadvantages. After an overview comparison of all systems, an underwater glider with electromechanical buoyancy variation system was designed. A bench of the electromechanical buoyancy variation system with similar units was designed for vibroacoustics investigation. The continuation of the work is aimed at acoustics characteristics studying of the AUV in open and closed water.

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