A Study on a Power Control System of Observation Equipment for Undersea Resources

해저자원 관측장비를 위한 전력제어시스템 개발

  • 김영진 (한국생산기술연구원 생산시스템본부) ;
  • 조영준 (한국생산기술연구원 안산연구센터)
  • Published : 2008.10.31


In order to probe such mineral resources, AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) have been used instead of ROVs (Remotely-Operated Vehicles) that are not suitable to probe submarine resources distributed over a wide area. However, the power consumption of AUVs needs to be reduced as they are operated by batteries. In controlling the power of underwater vehicles, the efficiency of batteries and their capacity have been heightened. This study aimed at developing a power control system suitable to the prober for submarine mineral resources. As a result, power was reduced as compared to the non-control system and the prober could explore the seabed longer than usual.