November 2, 2010 via - Office of Naval Research
The GhostSwimmer™ strives to significantly advance UUV technology by modeling it after fish because they have already solved the propulsion and maneuverability problem that plagues UUVs. In a strictly engineering sense where speed, maneuverability and endurance are crucial to survival, fish are very close to an optimal design. The distinguishing factor between GhostSwimmer™ and other biomimetic systems is tactical relevance. This vehicle is built to be functional, useful, payload carrying, robust, user-friendly, and optimized for mission performance.
|Publisher:||Office of Naval Research|
|Citation:||Ruffo M, GhostSwimmer™: Tactically Relevant, Biomimetically Inspired, Silent, Highly Efficient and Maneuverable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, ONR STTR N08-030, US Navy, Nov 2 2010|
|Date Published:||November 2, 2010|