Undersea Vehicles and National Needs

Undersea Vehicles and National Needs

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The United States faces decisions requiring information about the oceans in vastly expanded scales of time and space and from oceanic sectors not accessible with the suite of tools now used by scientists and engineers. Advances in guidance and control, communications, sensors, and other technologies for undersea vehicles can provide an opportunity to understand the oceans' influence on the energy and chemical balance that sustains humankind and to manage and deliver resources from and beneath the sea. This book assesses the state of undersea vehicle technology and opportunities for vehicle applications in science and industry. It provides guidance about vehicle subsystem development priorities and describes how national research can be focused most effectively.ENHANCING THE NATIONa#39;S CAPACITY FOR UNDERSEA WORK AND RESEARCH 78 Laboratory System (UNOLS). ... TRENDS AND POLICY ALTERNATIVES Inefficiencies can be found in each of the three aspects of the national ... The offshore oil and gas industry and its service organizations led the way, followed by the cable laying operations of the telecommunications industry. ... an ROV called the Advanced Tethered Vehicle (ATV), with a depth range of about 6, 000 meters.

Title:Undersea Vehicles and National Needs
Author: Committee on Undersea Vehicles and National Needs, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1996-11-19

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