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Title:
CHARGING SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE (AUV) AND METHOD FOR LIFTING AND RECOVERING AUV
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/045103
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A charging system according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a charging station having a base positioned in water, a pole extending in the vertical direction, and a charging unit; and an AUV having an underwater vehicle body, a power reception unit, a holding device having a pair of guide parts that guide a contacted pole from the advancing-direction side into a holding position and a holding part that holds the pole guided into the holding position such that the pole is capable of relative rotation, a propulsion generation device that generates propulsion force in the horizontal direction, and a control device that controls the propulsion generation device; the base and the underwater vehicle body being provided, respectively, with a light emitter and a light receiver, and the control device controlling the propulsion generation device so that the light receiver reaches a rotation position, in relation to the pole, at which light emitted from the light emitter is received.

Inventors:
MUKAIDA, Minehiko
OKAYA, Noriyuki
MATSUI, Manabu
HAYASHI, Toshiya
MASUDA, Kosuke
KASHIWAGI, Seiji
OKADA, Takashi
TACHINAMI, Fumitaka
Application Number:
JP2018/032640
Publication Date:
March 07, 2019
Filing Date:
September 03, 2018
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Assignee:
KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1-1 Higashikawasaki-cho 3-chome, Chuo-ku Kobe-sh, Hyogo 70, 〒6508670, JP)
International Classes:
B63C11/00; B63G8/00; B63G8/08
Domestic Patent References:
WO2017061427A12017-04-13
Foreign References:
JP2016515060A2016-05-26
JPH08282588A1996-10-29
US20160176487A12016-06-23
JP2000272583A2000-10-03
JPH07223589A1995-08-22
Other References:
WIRTZ, MARIUS ET AL.: "Design and Test of a Robust Docking System for Hovering AUVs", OCEANS, October 2012 (2012-10-01), pages 1 - 6, XP032299944, DOI: doi:10.1109/OCEANS.2012.6404975
SINGH, HANUMANT ET AL.: "Docking for an Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network", IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, vol. 26, no. 4, October 2001 (2001-10-01), pages 498 - 514, XP011042614, ISSN: 0364-9059
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PATENT CORPORATE BODY ARCO PATENT OFFICE (3rd Fl, Bo-eki Bldg. 123-1, Higashimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-sh, Hyogo 31, 〒6500031, JP)
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