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Design and Operation Analysis of Hybrid AUV

K. Muljowidodo, Sapto Adi Nugroho, Nico Prayogo


Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) is the collaboration concepts between Sea Glider and Autonomous underwater Vehicle. The specific characteristic of Sea glider is long endurance, wide range, and limited payload or sensor to support the mission. Different with the AUV as the real surveillance underwater vehicle, they have almost the payload and emergency system but with limited endurance and range if compared with the sea glider system. Dual concepts of this characteristics will be combined. The main mission for this vehicle is adopted on AUV but for submerged and surfacing mode has adopted from Sea glider Concepts with their buoyancy Engine. This Paper will be described the step by step method to design this vehicle and some core analysis to support overall design concept and the operation that’s will conducted on this hybrid AUV.

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