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Centre for Risk Research

Risk analysis for Horizon 2020 BRIDGES project is on target

Published: 10 November 2016
Dr Mario Brito in Tokyo

The Horizon 2020 BRIDGES project is developing two autonomous underwater gliders, capable of diving up to 2500 metres and 5000 metres, respectively, and Dr. Mario Brito from the Centre for Risk Research is Leader of Work Package 7 (Reliability and Systems Integration).

The vehicles are being developed to operate in a challenging region where they will monitor the environmental impact of oil and gas exploration and gather data to support ocean science. Demonstrating the reliability of these vehicles is key to the successful commercialisation of these vehicles.

Mario recently presented the results of the glider risk and reliability analysis at the Automated Underwater Vehicle (AUV) 2016 conference, held in Tokyo University from 7th to 9th of November 2016. He reported that the vehicle design is on target to meet the design mean time between critical failures of 10 years.


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