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OSU Slocum Gliders configuration

Platform: Slocum Glider
Manufacturer: Teledyne Webb Research
Scientific User: Oregon State University


OSU Glider Fleet

Six are Slocum gliders, manufactured by Teledyne Webb Research of Falmouth, Massachusetts, and based on the original prototype tested in 2005. Three are new Seagliders developed at the University of Washington. The Slocums can go as deep as 200 meters below the surface; the newer Seagliders can explore the ocean down to 1,000 meters and stay out for months.

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

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Oceanographic Survey

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