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dc.contributor.advisorRice, Joseph A.
dc.contributor.authorBeach, Joseph N.
dc.date12-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-30T23:15:42Z
dc.date.available2012-07-30T23:15:42Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7308
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the possibility of integrating an acoustic modem onto a Wave Glider with the goal of providing a bidirectional communications gateway for submerged sensors, platforms, and networks. The Wave Glider unmanned surface vehicle continuously harvests energy from the environment and is able to hold station without needing to refuel. A unique two-body architecture and wing system directly converts wave motion into thrust, and solar panels provide electricity for sensor payloads. Data messages are transmitted to shore via satellite, and the continuous surface presence means that data can be delivered in real time as it is collected. The objective of this thesis is to identify the best location for an acoustic modem on the Wave Glider, considering the factors of hydrodynamic drag on the vehicle and acoustic performance of the modem.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/integrationofnac109457308
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleIntegration of an Acoustic Modem onto a Wave Glider Unmanned Surface Vehicleen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Physics
dc.subject.authorAcousticsen_US
dc.subject.authorsounden_US
dc.subject.authoroceanen_US
dc.subject.authoracoustic communicationsen_US
dc.subject.authorunderwater networken_US
dc.subject.authorSeaweben_US
dc.subject.authordragen_US
dc.subject.authorhydrodynamic propulsionen_US
dc.subject.authornoiseen_US
dc.subject.authorWave Glideren_US
dc.subject.authorUSVen_US
dc.subject.authoracoustic modemen_US
dc.description.serviceEnsign, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science In Applied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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