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Pelagia configuration

Platform: Slocum Glider
Manufacturer: Teledyne Webb Research
Scientific User: NOAA Undersea Research Center University of North Carolina Wilmington


Pelagia Underwater Glider
The NURC underwater glider, Pelagia, is a Slocum-class autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) built by Webb Research Corporation and designed for long-duration, photic zone oceanographic observations. The glider can be deployed from small vessels of opportunity to perform wide-area ocean surveys lasting on the order of one month. It surveys vertically from the surface to a maximum depth of 100 m in a saw-tooth pattern while following programmed transects from waypoint to waypoint. Routine satellite communications report vehicle status, position, and a subset of near-real time scientific sensor data.

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: 200.00 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