Control of an hydraulic subsea robot

Zhang, Yifei (1994) Control of an hydraulic subsea robot. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

[img] [English] PDF (Migrated (PDF/A Conversion) from original format: (application/pdf)) - Accepted Version
Available under License - The author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.

Download (10Mb)
  • [img] [English] PDF - Accepted Version
    Available under License - The author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
    (Original Version)

Abstract

Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and underwater robots have been greatly involved in scientific related research and commercial utilization of underwater resources for the past few decades. They are operated at scenes where conditions are beyond the physical limitation of human divers or are too hazardous for them. -- To gain experience with the design, fabrication, control and operation of subsea robot, an hydraulic subsea robot is being developed at Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science of Memorial University of Newfoundland. This uses a plunger/waterjet device to control depth. When operating with the plunger, variation of displaced volume generates a positive or a negative buoyancy and thus controls the robot's vertical movement and depth. When operating with water- jet, movement is controlled by the combination of the buoyancy and the thrust generated from the waterjet squeeze. -- This thesis explains in detail the development of the control system of the robot, from simulation to test in a water tank, and reviews the systems stability, time response and frequency response performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5331
Item ID: 5331
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 89-90.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1994
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Vehicles, Remotely piloted; Oceanographic submersibles--Automatic control

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over the past year

View more statistics