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GhostSwimmer™: Tactically Relevant, Biomimetically Inspired, Silent, Highly Efficient and Maneuverable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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.

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Author:Ruffo M
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
External Link:www.virtualacquisitionshowcase.com/document/1405/briefing
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