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Ocean Systems Engineering
  Volume 1, Number 4, December 2011 , pages 297-315

The effect of vehicle velocity and drift angle on through-body AUV tunnel thruster performance
Aaron Saunders and Meyer Nahon

    New applications of streamlined Autonomous Underwater Vehicles require an AUV capable of completing missions with both high-speed straight-line runs and slow maneuvers or station keeping tasks. At low, or zero, forward speeds, the AUV
Key Words
    autonomous underwater vehicles; AUV thrusters; through-body thrusters; tunnel thrusters; thruster modeling.
Aaron Saunders : Boston Dynamics, Waltham MA 02451, USA
Meyer Nahon : Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, H3A 2K6

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