This guide covers the interface requirements for the physical payload interface of Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs), specifically the 21-in. heavyweight UUV body. This guide is intended to provide the developer with parameters necessary to integrate various combinations of system components and mission payload packages into the UUV, but at the same time not specify particular versions of a commercial product or tool. This guide does not address specific system functionality required of UUVs, but rather evaluates several autonomous vehicle architectures, performs a functional decomposition, and identifies key aspects that are common throughout.
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1.1 This guide covers the interface requirements for physical payload interface for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs). In its initial release, the purpose of this standard is to specify the physical, electrical, and operational interfaces between the host UUV and the modular payload sections. This guide provides specific requirements for the 21-in. heavyweight UUV body. Future iterations of this standard will add requirements for additional bodies.
1.2 The desired system is based on the qualitative features defined in this guide and the quantitative requirements as specified in individual performance specifications. Quantitative measures are beyond the scope of this guide. The resulting system is a combination of both.
1.3 This guide is intended to provide the developer with parameters necessary to integrate various combinations of system components and mission payload packages into the UUV, but at the same time not specify particular products. The established standard evaluates several autonomous vehicle architectures, performs a functional decomposition, and identifies key aspects that are common throughout. Through this process, a common architecture standard can be adopted that covers the family of unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and the integration of emerging technologies.
1.4 This guide should be tailored to each application.
1.5 This guide does not attempt to specify a particular version of a commercial product or tool, but it does show examples that might conform. This guide does not address specific system functionality required of UUVs, but focuses on architectural matters.
1.6 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F2541 Guide for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV) Autonomy and Control
F2594 Guide for Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Communications
F2595 Guide for Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Sensor Data Formats
NAVSEA8293251 System Specification for the Mission Reconfigurable Unmanned Undersea Vehicle System (MRUUVS)
physical payload interface; unmanned undersea vehicle; UUV;
ICS Number Code 35.240.70 (IT applications in science); 47.060 (Inland navigation vessels)
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