publication . Article . 2014

Underwater Gliders: A Review

Muhammad Yasar Javaid; Mark Ovinis; T. Nagarajan; Fakhruldin Mohd Hashim;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2014 Journal: MATEC Web of Conferences, volume 13
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
Abstract
Underwater gliders are a type of underwater vehicle that transverse the oceans by shifting its buoyancy, during which its wings develop a component of the downward motion in the horizontal plane, thus producing a forward force. They are primarily used in oceanography sensing and data collection and play an important role in ocean research and development. Although there have been considerable developments in these gliders since the development of the first glider concept in 1989, to date, no review of these gliders have been done. This paper reviews existing underwater gliders, with emphasis on their respective working principles, range and payload capacity. All...
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free text keywords: lcsh:Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), lcsh:TA1-2040, Underwater vehicle, Payload, Marine engineering, Engineering, business.industry, business, Underwater glider, Glider
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