Autonomous underwater vehicle

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United States of America

PATENT NO 10543891
APP PUB NO 20180346082A1
SERIAL NO

15750713

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A method of obtaining data with a sensor of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), the AUV comprising a bladder which contains a gas and is exposed to ambient water pressure. A downward thrust force is generated which causes the AUV to descend through a body of water, wherein the bladder contracts as the AUV descends due to an associated increase in the ambient water pressure, the contraction of the bladder causing the gas to compress and the AUV to become negatively buoyant. Next the AUV lands on a bed of the body of water. After the AUV has landed on the bed, the sensor is operated to obtain data with the AUV stationary and negatively buoyant and a weight of the AUV supported by the bed. After the data has been obtained, an upward thrust force is generated which overcomes the negative buoyancy of the AUV and causes the AUV to ascend through the body of water, the ascent of the AUV causing the bladder to expand due to the associated decrease in the ambient water pressure, the expansion of the bladder causing the gas to decompress and the AUV to become neutrally buoyant.

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AUTONOMOUS ROBOTICS LIMITEDWARMINSTER WILTSHIRE BA12 9HW

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Holloway, Arran James Warminster, GB 6 0
Smith, Craig Paul Warminster, GB 2 1

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