publication . Thesis . 2010

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Propulsion Design

Duelley, Richard Skyler;
Open Access
  • Published: 12 Aug 2010
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The goal of this design process was to achieve the most efficient propulsive system for the candidate autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) as possible. A mathematical approach, using fundamental motor equations and derived quantities, was used to characterize and select an efficient brushless electric motor for the propulsion system. A program developed at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, called OpenProp versions 1 and 2.3 was utilized to design a custom propeller that maximizes the efficiency of the system. A brushless electric motor was selected for the candidate AUV based on a survey of available off the shelf motors and a mathematical characterizat...
Subjects
free text keywords: AUV, OpenProp, Efficiency, Propulsion, Propeller, NeuMotor
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