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Stability analysis of a towed body for shipboard unmanned surface vehicle recovery

dc.contributor.advisorPapoulias, Fotis
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Scott D.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Astronautical Engineering (MAE)
dc.contributor.secondreaderSolitario, William
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:34:35Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:34:35Z
dc.date.issued2005-03
dc.description.abstractAs the U.S. Navy develops new technologies which enhance automation and reduce crew size onboard naval vessels, unmanned vehicles will become increasingly valuable in conducting maritime operations. Effective launch and recovery systems (LARS) are necessary for unmanned vehicles to efficiently conduct operations at sea. The Towed Body system is a LARS with a wide range of applications for unmanned vehicle operations. The Towed Body can be evaluated as a small vessel with horizontal and vertical control surfaces. Since it is being towed, the directional stability of the Towed Body requires unique consideration due to the presence of the towing force. This thesis examines the effect of varying the longitudinal location of the vertical control surfaces, as well as the effective aspect ratio, size, and number of vertical control surfaces. The results identify critical stability values for the various fin configurations.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/stabilitynalysis109452239
dc.format.extentxiv, 65 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.identifier.oclc61198137
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/2239
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshVehicles, Remotely piloteden_US
dc.subject.lcshRemote submersiblesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMarine towingen_US
dc.titleStability analysis of a towed body for shipboard unmanned surface vehicle recoveryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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