18.08.2020
MARINE ROBOT AUTONOMY

This publication edited by Mae L. Selo from Mechanical Engineering Dept of the Dalhousie University, is intended to provide a good update to selected underwater autonomy areas and is mainly aimed to the engineers and researchers both new to the field of marine robot autonomy as well as to experienced specialists.

The content also includes some historical overview of the development of the marine robots and general introduction to this rapidly expanding field, together with the professional discussion of the modern challenges and the impact they have on the required level of the intelligent autonomy.

 

 

The topics covered within this publication examine such the important aspects of the marine robotics as the path planning and advanced frameworks, as well as the machine learning and tolerance of the automatics faults. An excellent and quite rare volume for those seriously interested in this technically advanced field of marine, or better to say, underwater engineering.

 

 

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11.08.2020
A HIGH—RATE VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT OF MARINE VEHICLE MOTIONS FOR UNDERWATER NAVIGATION AND OCEAN REMOTE SENSING

The USVs, i.e. unmanned surface vehicles are self-contained vessels capable of transiting on the water surface either fully autonomously or being remotely controlled. In the contrary to the traditional manned vessels that are commonly very large and so costly to construct, the unmanned surface vehicles are smaller and cost less.

The work presented in the pages of this book forms a part of a large project. The author of the volume starts with some introduction followed by the description of the instrumentation and data acquisition system, including sensors, data acquisition and processing, data fusion, motion observation, relevant experiments, and all other information that is expected to be highly appreciated by the specialists working in this field. The most of the information contained in this book is quite hard to be found in any other publication.

 

 

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24.05.2020
THE ROV MANUAL — A USER GUIDE FOR REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLES

In fact, this publication is the first one to provide a proper basis for using the small-sized observation-class remotely operated vehicles for the purpose of performing surveys, inspections and researches. The document is intended to serve as a guidebook offering users a complete training and giving all required information covering the operations of ROV - it shall be used by the technicians and offshore engineers but the content will be equally interesting to the enthusiasts of the underwater activities.

The authors of the manual are mainly focusing on the underwater uses of these vehicles for the industrial, scientific and commercial studies and researches. The book will inform readers about the marine robotics as well as of the navigation instruments commonly used to faster and more efficiently obtain the mission results and associated data.

It is also covering the technology together with its applications, introducing the basic technologies required and showing how they are related to the specific requirements. Such approach will help readers in identification of the equipment considered essential for the efficient and cost effective operation of the vehicle.

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25.11.2018
SUBMARINE POWER CABLES — DESIGN, INSTALLATION, REPAIR, ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS

The book written by Thomas Warzyk, who is the author of several journal articles and also holds the patents in his field, was released with the intention to convey a basic knowledge of the design, manufacture and installation aspects of the power cables normally used in submarines.

The following major issues were addressed in this book - Application of such power cables and their design elements, accessories of the cables, various aspects of their manufacturing and testing, marine survey of the cables, installation matters and further protection of SPC, damages that commonly occur to the cables and their repair, maintenance and reliability, environmental issues and some useful tables.

In short, this book is an excellent and remarkably informative account of all technical matters expected to be of practical interest to the engineers. The author discusses the cables in a very straightforward manner trying to avoid the use of jargon. He has tried not to be too technical so that the book is readable not only to the professionals. Virtually all aspects of the subject have been covered making this book important to all those dealing with the matter of transmitting HV power through the oceans...

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12.06.2018
SUBMARINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

One of the most interesting and recognized books on design and development of the submarines. The submarines were actually the first weapon systems to be considered technologically "stealthy". Their great value traditionally lied in their invisibility and one of the most important areas of submarine technologies is mainly aimed to protect this invisibility taking into account the modern technically sophisticated submarine detection methods.

The tactics of the underwater boats is commonly traceable to the quality of their stealthiness. Starting with the introductory chapter covering the very basics of the submarine warfare, the content of the publication proceeds to the important compromises and constraints of submarine design including diving depth, hull forma and construction materials, pressure hulls and power plants, periscopes and conning towers.

The third chapter is covering the historical period between 1900 and 1945 telling readers about the submarines of those times. Then you will read about fast submarine era and post-war development of the submarines. Soviet submarines have been deal with in a separate chapter, same applies to the submarine fleets of the third world countries.

The designers will appreciate the information about diving and underwater maneuverability as well as about both conventional and nuclear types of propulsion. The last chapters of the book are devoted to the communication and sensors, tactics, weapon, future possibilities and other valuable info.

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29.10.2017
SUBMARINES IN COLOUR

This volume belongs to the popular Blandford Colour series. the book starts with the intro chapter providing general information and historical background. The main content of the publication includes several interesting chapters depicting the development of the submarine technology, giving many colour plates, providing the information about the early submarines and their development in the period 1918-45 and in the modern era.

The book is also covering some of the typical anti-submarine weapons commonly installed on board surface ships and submarine weapons plus describes the airborne anti-submarine systems. Apart from the pictures and supplementary text, the volume contains comparative data.

Each of the submarines dealt with in the pages of the present volume has been given with the detailed and informative image, and some text providing compact and concise description of the main parts of the boat. A truly excellent volume for all naval history enthusiasts and people with the interest in submarines and associated warfare.

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29.10.2017
SUBMARINE WARFARE — PAST AND PRESENT

A classic and one of the rarest and unique books available on the submarine warfare. Written in 1907 by Herbert C. Fyfe, who worked as librarian in the Royal Institution, London, it is coming with an introduction prepared by Admiral the Honorable Sir Edmund Fremantle. The aim of the author was to produce an essential reading appealing to the people having no time to pursue the subject of the book too deeply and in fact having no inclination to that.

The book provides such people with the detailed descriptions; however, the author tried to avoid complex technicalities in order to make the content more understandable and readable. His efforts have finally resulted in this great book that retained its popularity for such a great period. It includes the description of the naval warfare considered most progressive at the time of writing and some analysis of the different possible ways of the development of the submarine warfare.

Even though written and first released more that a century ago, the content of this volume is still very interesting today since the fundamentals of the naval warfare are explained in a very clear manner. An excellent volume for the people interested in submarines, naval history and naval warfare. Digitized by Microsoft.

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26.10.2017
U—BOAT COMBAT MISSIONS

This is an interesting publication on submarines taking a completely new look at the German underwater boats of the WW Two. It is intended to answer literally all questions that the people interested in the underwater warfare may have about the interior arrangement of the German submarines.

In his book, the author has covered each compartment of the submarine providing the information with the numerous clear and detailed photos perfectly illustrating the text part. The book will tell you a full interesting and glorious story of the men who served on those submarines and their work.

The content includes all required details addressing every single aspect of the u-boat arrangement and life on board, and such approach has made this volume very popular. The text itself is very informative and easy to read so the book may be recommended to the wide audience not only to the naval historians or engineers. The images are covering all specific features of the submarines.

The most important feature of the volume is a successful combination of the first-person accounts with the nice photos and this is what gained so much popularity to this publication. Have a look if you are interested in submarines of the Second World War times.

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