Experimental flight stability tests for the horizontal flight mode of a hybrid glider

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Proceedings titleAUV 2010
Conference2010 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV 2010), September 1-3, 2010, Monterey, California
Pages# of pages: 6
Subjectunderwater glider; hybrid glider; horizontal flight; ballast pump; natural frequencies; depth control; pitch control; roll control; controller design; stability tests; stable flight path
AbstractThe stability of a glider during flight in the horizontal plane is examined. An existing drift-at-depth behaviour is used to control the depth and pitch of the vehicle while the auxiliary propulsion module provides the motive force. Experimental depth controller tests are presented here for fresh water. Additionally, the experimental horizontal flight results in a fresh water test tank are presented. These results show the initial ability of the hybrid glider to maintain a stable path during horizontal flight.
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AffiliationNRC Institutefor Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number17669709
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