Design of a Reconfigurable Modular Underwater Vehicle
To improve the adaptability of small underwater vehicle for different requirements in various work, it propose a innovative design scheme to provide a reconfigurable structure for underwater vehicle. By analyzing the current structure of modern modular underwater vehicles and considering the future application requirements of small underwater vehicle, it partition independent standard module for each functional unit and design the mechanical and electrical interface for the connection of those modules. Furthermore, it gives some feasible reconfigurable structure of the modular underwater vehicle to meet the typical application requirements.
Y. J. Wang et al., "Design of a Reconfigurable Modular Underwater Vehicle", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 1657-1660, 2011