This ROV was designed and built for deep ocean survey, debris field mapping, artifact recovery, salvage, and underwater excavation. It included specialized manipulator tooling and camera systems to support meticulous documentation and collection of artifacts and marine specimens.
This project consisted of redesign and retrofit of a fluid swivel and top-end hinge support for a pair of 500-hp omni-directional ship’s thrusters. The thrusters were used for dynamic positioning of a 185′ research vessel. The fluid swivel supported 6000 psi hydraulic pressure and included a pair of 2-inch primary flow ports plus case return and position feedback sensor.
These 50-hp, 5000-psi hydraulic thrusters were custom designed for on-water propulsion and dynamic positioning of an amphibious aircraft. They provide 360° continuous azimuth capability with heading feedback for integration with the satellite navigation system. Special features support manual through-hatch deployment and attachment.