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VT Self Mooring AUV configuration

Platform: VT Self Mooring AUV
Developer: Virginia Tech Autonomous Systems and Controls Laboratory
Manufacturer: Virginia Tech Autonomous Systems and Controls Laboratory

Summary

Self-Mooring AUV
Overview
The Self-Mooring AUV is capable of mooring itself on the seafloor for extended periods of time. The mooring anchor is a false nose that is released when the AUV arrives at the desired mooring location. The AUV was designed for up to 500 meter depth. It can transit over 100 nautical miles while reserving approximately half of its energy budget for lower-power operation while moored. Virginia Tech and the Naval Oceanographic Office collaborated on the development of the Self-Mooring AUV.

Specifications
Length: 74" w/o anchor, 89" with achor
diameter: 6.9"
Range: 100 nm @ 4 knots using ~50% of energy budget
Communication: Wifi, 900MHz RF, acoustic modem, satellite comms

Physical Specs

  • Platform: VT Self Mooring AUV Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 2.26m x 0.18m x 0.18m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 2.26m x 0.18m x 0.18m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 34.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 500.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 25 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Vehicle Research
  • Environmental Monitoring

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 2.06
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held