First position for speed
First position for presentation
Speed: 6.977 knots
The Omer 3 submarine was designed to be more competitive during competitions. Indeed, the environement where the races were taking place changed drastically. These were no longer circuits that took place in the ocean. The races now were a straight line taking place in an indoor pool. Since the races were now held under controlled conditions, the safety requirements had decreased. The design and manufacture of Omer 3 were carried out during the period 1996-1997. It was used in competition until 1999.
The Omer 3 submarine is in the single-seater category. It is the first submarine of the club where the person providing the propulsion energy is also the pilot. This improvement allowed the reduction of the hull volume allowing an increase in the top speed of the submarine.
Thus, mechanically, the hull of the submarine has been completely redesigned. Building materials have also changed a lot. These are now layers of carbon fiber and kevlar with a honeycomb panel core ensuring zero buoyancy. In addition to this improvement, the design of the propeller has been further improved. As well as the steering and propulsion system.
As for the electrical plan, Omer 3 now uses Panama software. This software allows wireless communication between the submarine's on-board computer and a control center. This allows to read the telemetry of the submarine and to change the variable pitch control parameters between each test. Information is exchanged by a modem which sends the information to a surface buoy. This acts as a bridge between the surface and the water in which the submarine is located.
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WHERE IS IT NOW?
The Omer 3 submarine is currently on display with respect and honor at the Montreal Science Center.