||The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
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RINA International Conference - Naval Submarines and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles - 2011. Topics discussed in the course of the conference - Towards an automated active unmanned underwater vehicles docks on a slowly moving submarines, a submarine concept design, underwater gliders, evaluation of the maneuvering performance of the x-plane submarines, hydrodynamic design implications for submarines operating close to the surface, United States submarine concept design tool, construction materials for small sized submarines, alternative propulsion options for nuclear underwater vehicles, and many more. Let us start with the first one, dedicated to the development of the integrated SES (submarine escape systems) - it provides readers with the review of the tower escape systems, addresses the geometry and ergonomics of the tower, pressurization, flood and draining matters, testing, acceptance and further support. The submarine escape is considered the very latest resort in case of the underwater vehicle becoming fully disabled - though rescue is of course the preferred option in the majority of instances, it may not be possible in some cases. Here are the operation and acquisition requirements...