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Performance data of a pneumatic variable buoyancy engine for a newly designed underwater glider

Waldmann, Christoph and Kier, Thiemo M. and Kirkwood, William S. and Meckel, Sebastian (2016) Performance data of a pneumatic variable buoyancy engine for a newly designed underwater glider. In: OCEANS 2016. IEEE. OCEANS 2016, 19.-23. Sep. 2016, Monterey, USA. doi: 10.1109/OCEANS.2016.7761225.

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A new type of underwater glider is under development as part of the nationally funded project ROBEX. The glider is shaped as a blended wing body that show promise to provide larger payload capacity while enhancing the range. Similar development activities in the US substantiate this assumption and therefore the authors feel encourage preparing the system for first field deployments. After getting a handle on the hydrodynamics it was decided to seek a technical solution for the buoyancy engine that can be easily reached and allow at least for a certain number of dive cycles. Pneumatic systems had been favored as a number of components are available off the shelf. In this paper some characteristics of the pneumatic buoyancy engine are described. The practical tests have not been finished but it is expected that during the presentation at the conference these data are available.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110535/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Performance data of a pneumatic variable buoyancy engine for a newly designed underwater glider
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Waldmann, ChristophMARUM, Bremen, DUNSPECIFIED
Kier, Thiemo M.thiemo.kier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kirkwood, William S.MBARI, Monterey, USAUNSPECIFIED
Meckel, SebastianMARUM, Bremen, DUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2016
Journal or Publication Title:OCEANS 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1109/OCEANS.2016.7761225
Keywords:Buoyancy, Engines, Pneumatic systems, Bladder, Bars, Valves, Hydrodynamics, Glider
Event Title:OCEANS 2016
Event Location:Monterey, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-23. Sep. 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Systems and Cabin (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Dynamics and Control > Aircraft System Dynamics
Deposited By: Kier, Thiemo
Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 14:21
Last Modified:25 Jan 2017 17:23

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