Remotely Operated Vehicle “ROV PHOCA“

Abegg, Friedrich and Linke, Peter and GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel (2017) Remotely Operated Vehicle “ROV PHOCA“ Journal of Large-Scale Research Facilities JLSRF, 3 (A118). DOI 10.17815/jlsrf-3-162.

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Abstract

The remotely operated vehicle ROV PHOCA is a deep diving platform rated for water depths
of 3000 meters. The ROV is linked to a surface vessel via an umbilical cable transmitting power (copper
wires) and data (3 single-mode glass fibers). As standard it comes equipped with still and video cameras
and two different manipulators providing eyes and hands in the deep. Special emphasis was put on the
compatibility of numerous systems with the existing ROV KIEL 6000 to facilitate the use of both systems
on various research vessels with a given team of ROV pilots.
Besides this, a set of other tools may be added depending on the mission tasks, ranging from simple
manipulative tools as chisels and shovels to electrically connected instruments which can send insitu
data to the ship through the ROVs network, allowing immediate decisions upon manipulation or
sampling strategies.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: remotely operated underwater vehicle, ROV PHOCA, GEOMAR
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > ZE Central Facilities > ZE-TLZ Technical and Logistics
Refereed: No
DOI etc.: 10.17815/jlsrf-3-162
ISSN: 2364-091X
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Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 10:23
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 11:44
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/39267

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