Calibration of the underwater vehicle six-component balance and preliminary testing of a Victoria Class Submarine

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
SubjectSubmarine; Model; Test; Six-component balance; Dynamometer; Dyno; Optical; Optically; MOTUS; Sting; Couplin; MDTF; Submersible
AbstractThis report provides an overview of the underwater vehicle six-component balance (dyno) and the procedure used to calibrate it in Nov/Dec 2002, along with the calibration results. There is then an overview of the Victoria class submarine model, and the preliminary tests that were conducted on this model in Jan/Feb 2003. This includes a description of the procedure used to mount the model to the Marine Dynamic Test Facility. This is followed by a comparison of the recorded pitch angle value from both the pitch inclinometer and the integrated angular rate sensor signal. Lastly, the applicability of optically tracking the model using MOTUS? software is assessed, and some recommendations both for future testing and calibration of the dyno are provided.
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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 number5212
NPARC number8896121
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Record identifiere619a8b6-7515-4e4f-96df-519a1394a379
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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