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Slocum Glider

Country of Origin: USA


The Slocum glider is an autonomous undersea vehicle that moves up and down in the ocean by changing its buoyancy. It is named after Joshua Slocum, the first man to single-handedly sail around the world. Forward propulsion is created by varying vehicle buoyancy. Wings and control surfaces convert the vertical velocity into forward velocity so that the vehicle glides downward when denser than water and glides upward when buoyant. Gliders do not require a propeller. The vehicle...

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