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Rutgers Slocum Gliders configuration

Platform: Slocum Glider
Manufacturer: Teledyne Webb Research
Scientific User: Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Lab


Welcome to the RUCOOL autonomous underwater gliding vehicle (AUGV) home page.  The Slocum Coastal Electric Glider (Webb Research Company, Falmouth, MA, Figure 1) is an autonomous underwater vehicle that converts changes in vehicle buoyancy to vertical motion.  A pair of fixed wings provides forward momentum to move horizontally through the ocean.  While the majority of the glider is reserved for glider mechanics, battery storage and communication equipment, a section is devoted exclusively to scientific payload.  A suite of miniaturized physical and bio-optical instruments, which measure in situ water properties including temperature, salinity, and the absorption and scattering of light in the water column, have been and are currently under development for placement in the glider’s science payload bay

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Slocum Glider
  • Body Type: Torpedo with Wings
  • Size (LxWxH): 1.78m x 1.01m x 0.49m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 1.50m x 0.22m x 0.22m
  • Hull Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Weight: 52.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 1,000.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: Yes
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 720 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Environmental Monitoring

Propulsion System

  • Method:
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 0.35
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held