Miniaturized Underwater Gliders as Payload Transfer Units
In Proceedings of the AUV 2018 MTS/OES Porto, (AUV-2018), 06.11.-09.11.2018, Porto, IEEE, Nov/2018. IEEE/OES.
Since their introduction underwater glider systems have found their niche in the ocean sciences where they usually serve as sensor platforms for oceanic research. However, in this work the application scenario involves multiple underwater gliders which
function as payload transfer units to build up an underwater navigation system. Since the gliders are intended to be transported inside of a tubular shuttle system, extensive miniaturization of the vehicles is necessary. Furthermore a low cost design is preferred for inexpensive reproduction. To meet these particular requirements the Micro Glider V2 was developed as a prototype.