RESEARCH PAPERS: Other Technical Papers

Optimum Design of an Orientation Control Device for Submersibles

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A. Seireg, A. Baz

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.

J. Eng. Ind 96(1), 145-152 (Feb 01, 1974) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438289 History: Received May 24, 1973; Online July 15, 2010


This study deals with the optimum design of an orientation mechanism capable of producing controlled orientation in the vertical plane for underwater submersibles. The location of an eccentric weight relative to the submersible’s center of buoyancy controls its equilibrium orientation angle. The mechanism can be utilized for controlling the position of scuba divers, underwater cameras and other devices requiring specific orientation in the marine environment.

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