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MINIROVs - Remotely Operated Vehicle

 
Description
The three MINI-ROVs are standard commercial Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) used to meet the Navy's requirements down to a maximum depth of 1,000 feet.

 
Features
The systems usually consist of the vehicle, umbilical cable, handling system, generator and operations/maintenance van. Navigation is accomplished with an ultra-short baseline acoustic tracking system. Generators can provide 120-vac power for the systems if an alternate source is not available. A handling system is available for the larger, open frame vehicle (MRII). It is a compact, folding knuckle boom crane.
The operator controls the ROVs in all six degrees of motion with auto-control functions for depth, altitude, and heading. The vehicles are equipped with a high resolution imaging sonar and have a manipulator capable of working with simple tools. They have a 35mm still camera and a color video camera. For special operations MRII can accommodate some small tools or instrument packages. The systems are air transportable and can operate from any capable platform of opportunity.
 
Background
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Mini-ROV I & III
Size
Length - 4 ft, 8 in
Width - 2 ft, 3 in
Height - 2 ft, 1 in
Weight - 220 lbs

Performance
Depth - 1,000 ft. of seawater
Speed - 3 knots
Auto Controls- Depth, altitude, heading
Payload - 20 lbs.

Open Frame Mini-ROV II
Size
Length - 4 ft, 2 in
Width - 2 ft, 4 in
Height - 2 ft, 4 in
Weight - 325 lbs

Performance
Depth - 1,000 ft. of seawater
Speed - 3 knots
Auto Controls - Depth, altitude, heading
Payload - 90 lbs (300 lbs optional)
 
Point Of Contact
Naval Sea Systems Command
Office of Corporate Communications (SEA 00D)
Washington, D.C. 20376
 
Last Update: 9 February 2017