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Development and experimental testing of an amphibious vehicle

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2012
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The development and experimental testing of the DUKW-Ling amphibious vehicle was performed during the first phase of an autonomous amphibious vehicle system development project. The DUKW-Ling is a 1/7th scale model of a cargo transport concept vehicle. The vehicle was tested in the three regions it is required to operate: land, sea and the surf zone region. Vehicle characteristics such as turning radii, yaw rate and velocities were found for different motor inputs on land and water. Also, because a vehicle navigating the surf zone is a new area of research that lacks experimental data the vehicle was tested in the breaking waves of the surf zone and its motion characteristics were found, as well as the drivetrain forces required to perform this transition. Maneuvering tests provided data that was used to estimate a model for future autonomous control efforts for both land and water navigation.
Title: Development and experimental testing of an amphibious vehicle.
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Name(s): Marquardt, Joseph G.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
application/pdf
Extent: 237 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The development and experimental testing of the DUKW-Ling amphibious vehicle was performed during the first phase of an autonomous amphibious vehicle system development project. The DUKW-Ling is a 1/7th scale model of a cargo transport concept vehicle. The vehicle was tested in the three regions it is required to operate: land, sea and the surf zone region. Vehicle characteristics such as turning radii, yaw rate and velocities were found for different motor inputs on land and water. Also, because a vehicle navigating the surf zone is a new area of research that lacks experimental data the vehicle was tested in the breaking waves of the surf zone and its motion characteristics were found, as well as the drivetrain forces required to perform this transition. Maneuvering tests provided data that was used to estimate a model for future autonomous control efforts for both land and water navigation.
Identifier: 794843563 (oclc), 3342208 (digitool), FADT3342208 (IID), fau:3879 (fedora)
Note(s): by Joseph G. Marquardt.
Thesis (M.S.C.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Motor vehicles, Amphibious -- Design and construction
Naval architecture
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