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Slocum Glider platform

Manufacturer: Teledyne Webb Research

Summary

Our vision, is to provide the oceanographic community with a platform that can be adapted and expanded to meet the needs of an evolving requirement for discovery.

Architecture: A significant change is that instead of providing shallow and deep gliders, the G2 is pressure tolerant to 1000 meters depth operation and, building on the modular concept, can be outfitted with interchangeable front pump sections that are optimized for the operational depths. Pump combinations include 30, 100, 200, 350, and 1000 meters. Carrying the additional structure to handle a greater pressure tolerance and still have acceptable payload performance in the shallow water regime is made possible by utilizing our patented composite hulls sections that are significantly lighter than aluminum and additionally are tuned to match the compressibility of water - saving buoyancy drive energy during ascent and descent.

Carrying the additional structure to handle a greater pressure tolerance and still have acceptable payload performance in the shallow water regime is made possible by utilizing our patented composite hulls sections that are significantly lighter than aluminum and additionally are tuned to match the compressibility of water - saving buoyancy drive energy during ascent and descent.

Physical Specs

  • Body Type: Torpedo with Wings
  • Body Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Size (LxWxH): 1.78m x 1.01m x 0.49m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 1.50m x 0.22m x 0.22m
  • Maximum Depth: 1,000.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: Yes
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Rapid Environmental Assesment
  • Scientific Research

Propulsion System

  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Buoyancy: Yes
  • Biomimetic: No
  • Thrusters:
  • Nominal Speed: 0.35
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

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