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Investigation of Self-Driven Profiler with Buoyancy Adjusting System towards Ocean Thermal Energy

State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems, Ningbo Research Institute, College of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
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Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(15), 7086; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11157086
Received: 25 June 2021 / Revised: 19 July 2021 / Accepted: 28 July 2021 / Published: 31 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems)
An underwater profiler is one of the popular platforms for ocean observation. Due to energy limitations, conventional underwater vehicles have a short life span, which cannot meet the needs of long-term ocean exploration. Therefore, there is a growing interest in using ocean energy such as ocean thermal energy and wave energy for driving. This study aimed to investigate an energy-saving and ocean thermal energy (OTE)-powered buoyancy driving system of the ocean profiler. The purpose of this study was to explore an ocean profiler buoyancy driving system powered by ocean thermal energy (OTE). According to the seawater profile temperature gradient, an OTE-powered electro-hydraulic control system was designed, and the dynamic characteristics of this system are simulated and analyzed by using the power bonding diagram method. Based on the results conducted from lake tests, this profiler possesses the self-driving capability for using OTE perfectly. This research can provide important guidance for the design of the buoyancy drive system of underwater vehicles. View Full-Text
Keywords: ocean thermal energy; self-driven; profiler; buoyancy adjusting system ocean thermal energy; self-driven; profiler; buoyancy adjusting system
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Xia, Q.; Muhammad, G.; Chen, B.; Zhang, F.; Zhang, Z.; Zhang, S.; Yang, C. Investigation of Self-Driven Profiler with Buoyancy Adjusting System towards Ocean Thermal Energy. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 7086. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11157086

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Xia Q, Muhammad G, Chen B, Zhang F, Zhang Z, Zhang S, Yang C. Investigation of Self-Driven Profiler with Buoyancy Adjusting System towards Ocean Thermal Energy. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(15):7086. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11157086

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Xia, Qingchao, Gul Muhammad, Bingzhe Chen, Feng Zhang, Zhifeng Zhang, Sheng Zhang, and Canjun Yang. 2021. "Investigation of Self-Driven Profiler with Buoyancy Adjusting System towards Ocean Thermal Energy" Applied Sciences 11, no. 15: 7086. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11157086

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