HYDRODYNAMIC CONSIDERATIONS FOR SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE MINEHUNTING VEHICLES

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Authors
  1. Watt, G.D.
  2. Seto, M.
  3. Brockett, T.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
The paper evaluates hydrodynamic issues associated with the development of a Remote Minehunting Vehicle (RMV) for the Canadian Navy's remote minehunting system. The RMV will be an unmanned, autonomous, snorkeling semi-submersible with a deployable towfish which will be used for route surveying and locating mines on the sea floor. The hydrodynamic characteristics of the DOLPHIN Mark I semi-submersible are reviewed and some innovative changes proposed for consideration for the RMV design. These changes address resistance, propulsion, and hydrodynamic control issues at the preliminary design level. Cost is not considered.
Keywords
Remote Minehunting System (RMS)
Date of publication
01 Jun 1997
Number of Pages
12
DSTKIM No
97-03304
CANDIS No
503330
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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