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SDN:B76::B7600004Liquid Robotics Wave Glider SV2 glider  
DEFINITION
  • An autonomous surface vehicle (USV) based on wave and sun power. It is deployed for long-term, open ocean measurements in the defense, maritime surveillance, environmental assessment and oil and gas industries. It consists of a float (210cm in length) and sub (191cm in length) joined by a tether (4m standard) that converts wave motion into propulsion by leveraging the difference in motion at the ocean surface and below. A solar energy system powers sensors, communications, and enables a thruster propulsion system that provides additional navigational agility and thrust. It weighs 90kg, has 2 modular payload bays (40L total volume, 18kg maximum weight) and has a speed between 0.5-1.6kts. It uses real-time communications (satellite, cell or Wi-Fi). The vehicle is capable of long deployments (years with regular maintenance). It is fitted with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) Receiver and water speed sensor and can be fitted with auxiliary sensors. It can operate individually or in small fleets. The SV3 replaced the SV2 in early 2015.
ENTRY TERMS
  • Wave Glider SV2
NOTE
  • accepted
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:B76::B7600004
DATE
  • 2017-07-28 15:07:57.0
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:B76::B7600004
VERSION
  • 1
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Wave Glider SV2
URI
http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/B76/current/B7600004/
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