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Deep Drone 8000 - Remotely Operated Vehicle

Last updated: 08 Sep 2021

The system consists of the vehicle, umbilical cable, motion-compensated handling system, deck hydraulic power unit, generator, operations van and maintenance van. Navigation is accomplished with an ultra-short baseline acoustic tracking system. Two handling systems are available, Sea Horse I for shallow operations (6,000 feet) and Sea Horse II for deeper operations (8,000 feet).
The operator can control the ROV in all six degrees of motion with auto-control functions for depth, altitude, and heading. The vehicle is equipped with CTFM (continuous transmission frequency modulation) sonar that can detect acoustic pingers and identify small targets to a distance of 2,000 feet. Deep Drone uses both electric and hydraulic thrusters for propulsion. It has two seven-function manipulators capable of working with tools and attaching rigging. For photographic documentation, the vehicle has a digital still camera with a strobe, and both black and white and color television cameras.

For special operations, the ROV can accommodate custom, skid-mounted tool packages. These packages could include, but are not limited to, trenchers, specialized salvage tools, and instrument packages or other mission-oriented equipment. The system is air transportable and can operate from any capable platform of opportunity.
General Specifications
Length: 9 feet, 3 inches
Height: 6 feet, 2 inches
Beam: 4 feet, 7 inches
Displacement: 4,100 pounds
Speed: 3 knots (5 knots optional)
Depth: 8,000 feet of seawater
Load: Lift Capacity - 3,200 pounds (via vehicle), Payload - 300 pounds
Electronics: Auto Controls - Depth, altitude, heading

Point of Contact
Naval Sea Systems Command
Office of Corporate Communication

(SEA 00D)
Washington, D.C. 20376

(202) 781- 4123


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