Hydrocarbon fueled UUV power systems

D. H. Kiely, J. T. Moore

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Two hydrocarbon fueled internal combustion UUV power sources incorporating a high-speed turbo-alternator are described, and their performance variation with operating depth and total energy is discussed. Turbine performance data is also discussed. These systems require only the refilling of tanks without disassembly between runs. They have overall system specific energies 3 to 4 times that of silver-zinc batteries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 Workshop on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2002Jun 21 2002


OtherProceedings of the 2002 Workshop on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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