Testing of ITB Hybrid AUV Bouyancy Engine

K Muljowidodo, Sapto Adinugroho, Nico Prayogo


As part of ITB Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) research program, we reached the stage of testing of bouyancy engine as a critical component of this vehicle. This paper describes the overview of ITB Hybrid AUV and the role of buoyancy engine in supporting vehicle operation. Step by step testing is described in detail to illustrate the working principle of this important component.


Hybrid AUV; Sea Glider; Buoyancy Engine; Buoyancy;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21535%2Fmust.v1i1.248


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