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Concurrent Research

Research Paper Re-Released

The Tahoe Benchmark 2009 research paper has been re-released as a Version 2. This includes results from a factory-provided UV-26.

Download the updated Research Paper

Download the 2009 Tahoe Benchmark paper

2.91 MB, 44 pages 

Digging a trench

Digging a trench through late-season snow to test the UV-26 

The 2009 paper contains the testing methods, results, and also includes all concurrent research to date. Unlike the 2008 paper, this does not present solely the performance results. Included are investigations into DPV behavior and performance models.


Technical speed conversion

This conversion chart translates speeds from Tahoe Standard (single + dry suit) to Tahoe Technical (OC doubles + stage). Most divers will have a conversion factor of 1.4, and will add 0.1 for each additional stage. A buoyant stage will add 0.12 .

Tech Conversion Cover

Tech Conversion Chart

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Thrust Testing

This research examines the thrust produced by scooters in ideal conditions, and lays out a test protocol  to allow scooter owners to test their own DPV's. This protocol will be part of the 2009 Benchmark. The paper includes a limited data set of tested scooters.

Thrust Testing Protocol 2009

0.8 MB pdf, 13 pages.