SubMurres: drone, which may fly, and swim underwater
It would seem that all of us have become accustomed to the word "drone", and the first association associated with this word, surely draw something in my head to move across the sky or the same on the ground. If podnapryach memory and imagination, it is possible to imagine an underwater drone. But here's hybrid devices that are able to move not only the air but also under water without additional modifications, meet less frequently. And one such device called SubMurres recently introduced the company Innocorp.
The hybrid machine inherited traits like conventional air UAVs: gyroscopes, two screws pair for take-off, the "tail" to maneuver in the air, and the distinctive features of submarines (hence the name SubMurres): an elongated streamlined body, vertical and horizontal " wheels ", controlling the depth of immersion and the maneuverability of the boat in a liquid medium, and even a periscope. Four screws are used for the flight, before dipping their blades are folded and hidden inside the body for better aerodynamics "underwater version of" drone. Furthermore, SubMurres equipped with various sensors and cameras that allow him to control the environment, to take pictures and send data. Design interesting solution is to use as a power source of a hybrid diesel-electric engine. Diesel engine part may be used as an independent unit for driving a movement mechanism, and used to recharge the batteries. Thus, SubMurres may be a long time without recharging and refueling, and in case of failure of one of the engine parts, the second part will be enough to complete the mission and return to base for repairs.
Scope hybrid UAV quite extensive from intelligence operations to deliver cargo into the water, use as a tool for various studies underwater lifting sorts objects and transport them immediately to a ground base, and much, much more. Furthermore, UAV SubMurres controlled remotely, and coating and self-signal zone is sufficiently wide.