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MINIROVs - Remotely Operated Vehicle

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.

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.

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

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

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

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