The Applied Physics Laboratory has led AUV design and development since the 1950s, and now SEAGLIDER heralds a revolution in AUV oceanographic applications. With satellite data telemetry SEAGLIDER delivers continuous, real-time data relay and rational control capabilities over large geographic areas and long time scales.
Physical, chemical, and biological oceanography
Survey: transits a sequence of waypoint targets
Virtual mooring: profiles at target location
Loiter and drift: maintains neutral buoyancy at any depth
Loiter on bottom: maintains negative buoyancy
Surface: positions antenna mast for GPS/RF data telemetry
First to complete >3800 km mission
First to complete >7 month mission
First to conduct multi-glider mission
The Seaglider Fabrication Center (SFC) of the University of Washington provides new Seagliders™, operator training, and glider refurbishment to internal (UW) customers. SFC is a division of the School of Oceanography, managed by Dr. Fritz Stahr.
External customers can purchase the same from Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc Who has lisenced the technology and established a manufacturing center in Lynwood Washington.