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Electric thrusters for autonomous underwater vehicles

Abu-Sharkh, S. and Harris, M. (1996) Electric thrusters for autonomous underwater vehicles In Proceedings of IEE Colloquium on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and their Systems: Recent Developments and Future Prospects. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers., pp. 1-6.

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This paper presents a review of the work that is being carried out at the University of Southampton to develop electric thrusters for unmanned underwater vehicles. The work has concentrated mainly on electric thrusters for tethered work-class remotely operated vehicles, which work at fairly low vehicle speeds, as a replacement for existing hydraulic thrusters. It is also relevant to untethered autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), that are typically designed for longer-range inspection work at moderate, steady speeds. There is also ongoing research on a novel type of electric motor, capable of high output power and high efficiency at low speed, which is seen as potentially suitable for AUV thrusters.

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Published date: 1996
Venue - Dates: IEE Colloquium on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and their Systems: Recent Developments and Future Prospects, 1996-05-01 - 1996-05-01


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PURE UUID: 1ff9c85f-4fbb-4000-88ba-4fbe5f1c9134

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Date deposited: 16 Nov 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:26

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Author: S. Abu-Sharkh
Author: M. Harris

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