Oceanographic Gear

GMT has worked with government agencies and major defense contractors on a range of towed and free swimming vehicles. Projects have included fairing covers for submarine masts, parts for mini-subs and foils for towed vehicles. Perhaps the most intriguing project was for Draper Laboratories. They were investigating an alternate propulsion system based on the way fish swim. GMT provided the fish body which was very accurately modeled after the body of a tuna fish. Draper developed a very sophisticated tail, actuator and electronic control system to mate with this body. The hope is that the work will result in a highly energy efficient means of propelling underwater vehicles.