Theseus AUV - two record breaking missions

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Authors
  1. Ferguson, J.
  2. Pope, A.
  3. Butler, B.
  4. Verrall, R.I.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Since 1992, International Submarine Engineering (ISE) and the Defence Research Establishment Atlantic (DREA) of the Canadian Department of National Defence have worked together to develop a large AUV for laying fiber-optic cables in ice covered waters. The vehicle, named Theseus, was designed to lay up to 220 kilometers of fiber-optic cable from a site near the shore of Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic islands to a scientific acoustic array in the Arctic Ocean about 200 kilometers from shore. The water depth along the cable route varies from 50 meters at the launch site to about 600 meters at array site. The development and a complete description of the mechanical systems in the vehicle was described in Sea Technology (April 1995). Following this, Arctic trials and two record breaking missions were conducted under ice from Ellesmere Island.
Keywords
AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle);Theseus;Under-ice navigation;Fibre optic cable;Cable strum
Report Number
DREA-SL-1999-025 — Reprint
Date of publication
01 Feb 1999
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
Sea Technology, Vol 40, 1999, p 65-70
DSTKIM No
CA010513
CANDIS No
515380
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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