Equipment

The ROV has a host of advanced internal features that position it above other vehicles in its class such as a 3D tilt compensated compass, Accelerometer, MEMS Gyro, a leak alarm, internal temperature gauge, real time volt meter, and depth sensor. These features are designed to make the pilot's life easier and give advance warning in the case of an issue with the vehicle.

ROV
The ROV, or Remotely Operated Vehicle, carries the cameras, lights and sensors or accessories to the underwater places you want to observe. Thrusters provide mobility and these systems are controlled from the surface using the control panel and hand controller.

Control Panel
The control panel includes the system's power and communications modules, computer and hand controller, and serves as the operator's console and video display.

Hand Controller
The hand controller is used to pilot the VideoRay and operate other features like the lights, camera controls and manipulator. 

Tether / TDS (Tether Deployment System)

The tether connects the ROV to the control panel. It delivers power and control signals to the ROV, and returns video and sensor data (optional) from the ROV to the surface. Some systems come with a TDS (Tether Deployment System), that makes the work of managing the tether easier. The tether is also often referred to as the umbilical.

Accessories

 

Typical sonar applications are: 

  • ROV Navigation 
  • Object Detection 
  • Target Tracking 
  • Obstacle Avoidance 
  • Operations Monitoring 
  • Equipment/Tool Placement 
  • Search & Recovery 
  • Area Survey


SONAR SPECIFICATIONS
Sonar Head Dimensions: 206 x 102 mm (8.1 x 4 in)
Maximum Sonar Range: 100 m (328 ft)
Vertical Beam Width: 1° x 20° 
Depth Rating: 300 m (984 ft)

ROV Sonar
Deepvision's ROV Sonar has been developed exclusively for our ROV. Ideal for underwater detection and identification tasks in low or zero visibility conditions, the sonar provide both midrange detection and close-range identification capabilities from moving or stationary platforms. 

The sonar has a field-of-view (FOV) of 130° for high-performance, forward looking imaging.

MANIPULATOR SPECIFICATIONS 
Depth Rating: 305 m (1,000 ft)
Max Jaw Opening: 5 cm (2 in)
Closing Force: 2.3 kg (5 lb)
Travel Time (close to full open): 8 seconds

ROV Manipulator Arm
The Manipulator Arm is one of the most useful tools in our toolbox. Its uses are unlimited - anything from untangling tether snags to collecting samples 
to recovering objects up to 45 kg (100 lb).  As soon as you use it, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

The manipulator arm easily attaches to the ROV and lifts objects underwater by using the tether of the ROV.  From the hand controller or control panel, you can open and close the jaws to a two-inch distance to retrieve items in confined or hazardous locations.

The ROV's camera focuses in on the manipulator arm to provide a close view of the operation.  When not needed, the manipulator arm can be easily removed in seconds.

Typical Thickness Gauge applications are: 

  • Internal Potable Water Tank Inspections 
  • Vessel Hull Inspections 
  • Vessel Ballast Tank Inspections 
  • Submerged Infrastructure Inspections 
  • Diver Inaccessible Submerged Inspections

ROV Metal Thickness Gauge
The Metal Thickness Gauge has been specifically designed to be mounted onto small observation ROVs. The gauge will allow the operator to carry out thickness measurements in areas that have previously been inaccessible using large ROVs or divers.  Dedicated software displays and logs the time, date and thickness readings 
on the basestation.