|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 3 인용 특허 : 10|
A method of deploying cable in a body of water comprising an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of converting vertical motion into horizontal travel, and placing cable in the body of water with the AUV. The cable, usually a cable sensor array, is released from a cable storage section of the AUV as the AUV glides horizontally. Vertical motion can be provided by buoyancy change, by dropping the AUV into the water, or by release of the AUV from a weighted bunker at the bottom.
1. A method of deploying cable in a body of water comprising: providing an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of converting vertical motion into horizontal travel, wherein the vertical motion is provided by changing buoyancy of the AUV; and placing cable on a bottom of a body of water with the AUV during the conversion of the vertical motion into the horizontal travel; wherein substantially all the horizontal travel is achieved by converting the vertical motion. 2. Method of claim 1 wherein after placing the cable on the bottom of the bod...