|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 15 인용 특허 : 18|
A charging system for an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) is disposed within a submerged docking station. The charging system includes a battery, one or more generators, and a charge controller. The battery supplies electrical power to an electrical distribution bus in the docking station. The charge controller monitors the charge state of the battery and, when needed, activates one or more of the generators to recharge the battery. The charge controller also activates one or more of the generators when a UUV is docked in the docking station for recharg...
We claim: 1. A charging system for an unmanned underwater vehicle, comprising: an electrical port adapted to electrically couple to an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV); a fluid-powered turbine adapted to receive a flow of fluid and configured, upon receipt thereof, to rotate; a generator coupled to the turbine and configured, upon rotation thereof, to generate electrical power; a battery; and a controller adapted to receive a UUV docking signal that indicates at least that the electrical port is electrically coupled to the UUV and one or more signals r...