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Implementation of the Ocean Explorer AUV dock for use with the Morpheus AUV

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Date Issued:
2001
Summary:
This report highlights important aspects of previous work with the Ocean Explorer (OEX) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) docking system as a background. This includes short baseline navigation, the Tracking Controller, Mechanical aspects of the dock, and results of testing of the docking system for the OEX Details of the Morpheus AUV are then given along with the major concerns faced in trying to adapt the OEX dock to the Morpheus. Using computer simulation, the reaction of the Morpheus when it impacts the dock is explored and the results of at sea testing (the collision of the vehicle and the dock) is discussed. A stinger strength analysis of the docking components is included and finally, suggestions for future work including modifications of the existing dock as well as another docking scheme are presented.
Title: Implementation of the Ocean Explorer AUV dock for use with the Morpheus AUV.
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Name(s): Lambiotte, Joseph Clayton, Jr.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Smith, Samuel M., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2001
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 142 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This report highlights important aspects of previous work with the Ocean Explorer (OEX) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) docking system as a background. This includes short baseline navigation, the Tracking Controller, Mechanical aspects of the dock, and results of testing of the docking system for the OEX Details of the Morpheus AUV are then given along with the major concerns faced in trying to adapt the OEX dock to the Morpheus. Using computer simulation, the reaction of the Morpheus when it impacts the dock is explored and the results of at sea testing (the collision of the vehicle and the dock) is discussed. A stinger strength analysis of the docking components is included and finally, suggestions for future work including modifications of the existing dock as well as another docking scheme are presented.
Identifier: 9780493070629 (isbn), 12735 (digitool), FADT12735 (IID), fau:9616 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2001.
Subject(s): Oceanographic submersibles--Computer simulation
Underwater navigation
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