Design of the fin actuator unit

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
SubjectFin actuator; C-SCOUT
AbstractThis report examines several mechanical problems with the existing fin actuators on the underwater vehicle "C-SCOUT", and recommends several possible solutions. The problems include: watertightness, size, quality of components (motor, gearbox, position encoder), and location of the fin module. The solutions include improvements to the existing design and incorporation of ideas from other vehicles. The solutions are ranked according to the criteria: available torque, system size, watertightness, price, and electronic controllability. The report concludes with a recommended solution.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5709
NPARC number8894938
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Record identifierc61d02de-cd77-4f21-ae62-7a7b4fb3df65
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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