China’s No. dragon went underwater depth of the Pacific Challenge 5000 m of new
7 1, at China’s first self-designed, self-integrating the” dragon “manned submersible in Jiangyin, Jiangsu ready.
7 3, “Xiang Yang Hong 09″ mother ship “belly wrap” the pride of the “dragon” to continue moving to the distant north-east Pacific. If successful, they will arrive more than 10 days after the sea trial area. Where the “dragon” is expected to create a new history of China’s manned submersibles – the impact of the new depth of 5 km level.
“dragon” on the body like a great white shark, have a white round “body,” orange “head” behind with an X-shaped stabilizer. It has three leading edge in technology: First, the near-bottom with advanced navigational features and automatic hover positioning, easy to search and locate the target, before and after the freedom of navigation in the sea. Second, high-speed underwater acoustic communication can be underwater voice, video, text and other information real-time transmission to the mother ship. Third, it is equipped with oil-filled silver-zinc battery capacity is very powerful, can guarantee the time underwater.
can carry a scientist and engineers into the deep ocean, seamounts, ridges, basins and other complex scientific exploration of the seabed, “Dragon”, is entirely a genuine “Chinese dragon.” According to reports, “dragon” is the first self-designed, self-integrated development of deep-sea manned submersibles. From program design, preliminary design to detailed design, all by our own engineers and technicians to complete. Assembly together to reconcile the sea trials by China independently. Only a few non-core parts are imported.
last year, “Chinese dragon” has sneaked into the 3759 m deep, so that our country has become one of United States, France, Russia, after the fifth master 3500 m deep manned deep submergence technology country. While the first four countries already have or can dive 6,000 6,000 5-meter manned submersibles, but often dive depth of 5,000 meters. So if the “dragon,” The successful sea trials, the mean level of China’s manned deep submergence reached world advanced level.
In fact, the 5 km is not a “Chinese dragon” the ultimate goal, because the “dragon” design has the strength to dive 7 km. If the 5 km-class dive sea trial is successful, the 7,000 meters next year for trial basis. 7 km deep dive, which means submersibles in the world, accounting for 99.8% of the vast waters of freedom of movement.
“dragon” was chosen in the northeast Pacific sea trial, because that is where the sea depth between 5 km to 6 km, the depth is suitable. Meanwhile according to the China Ocean Society and the International Maritime Authority in 2001 signed contracts for exploration for polymetallic nodule resources in the Northeast Pacific, the area 75,000 square kilometers in the contract area, China has exclusive right to explore and priority development rights, so this “dragon No. “also undertake another task, that is, exploration of the mine.
deep-sea exploration, is also a “dragon’s” forte. In the navigation system automatically directed, will be high, given the deep, positioning, the “dragon” of the robot can be equipped with smart technologies for the use of unmanned operation collecting samples. It’s two robots, you can stretch, have more “joint”, the equivalent of the human shoulder, elbow, wrist, etc.
course, the seabed 5000 meters to carry out marine photography, video, terrain measurement, measurement of environmental parameters, such as fixed-point sampling operation test and application, will fully test the “dragon” capability. However, according to reports, over the past year, reflected in the test for the 3000 Duo Mihai issue, “Chinese dragon” has been a comprehensive technical inspection, repair and maintenance. At the same time, “Xiang Yang Hong 09″ mother ship and the applicability of surface support system has been further modified, “dragon” and sea trial support submarine operations capabilities have been further improved, based sub-sea test provides a strong guarantee.(edit: SN049)