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Design of Miniaturized Underwater Vehicle with Propulsions for Deep-sea Research Applications

Abstract The ocean is vital to the health of our planet but remains virtually unexplored. Many researchers seek to understand a wide range of geological and biological phenomena by developing technologies which enable exploration of the deep-sea. The task of developing a technology which can withstand extreme pressure and temperature gradients in the deep ocean is not trivial. Of these technologies, underwater vehicles were developed to study the deep ocean, but remain large and expensive to manufacture. I am proposing the development of cost efficient miniaturized underwater vehicle (mUV) with propulsion systems to carry small measurement devices and enable deep-sea exploration. These mUV's overall size is optimized based on the vehicle para... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Merza, Saeed Adil (Author) / Meldrum, Deirdre R (Advisor) / Chao, Shih-Hui (Committee member) / Shankar, Praveen (Committee member) / Saripalli, Srikanth (Committee member) / Berman, Spring Melody (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / brushless DC motor / deep-sea / ocean / propeller / propulsion / underwater vehicle
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 106 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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