remotely operated vehicle

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remotely operated vehicle:

see submersiblesubmersible,
small, mobile undersea research vessel capable of functioning in the ocean depths. Development of a great variety of submersibles during the later 1950s and 1960s came about as a result of improved technology and in response to a demonstrated need for the capability
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remotely operated vehicle

[rə‚mōt·lē ‚äp·ə‚rād·əd ′vē·ə·kəl]
(oceanography)
A crewless submersible vehicle that is tethered to a vessel on the surface by a cable; it has a video camera, lights, thrusters that generally provide three-dimensional maneuverability, depth sensors, and a wide array of manipulative and acoustic devices, as well as special instrumentation to perform a variety of work tasks. Abbreviated ROV.
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EuroROV, the Spanish remotely operated vehicle (ROV) training and engineering company, has taken delivery of a Forum Sub-Atlantic Mojave vehicle for its newly-launched ROV pilot training facility.
These systems are subject to time and distance based position errors and only operate close to the seabed, meaning mid-water operations are conducted via manual control so real world or relative coordinates cannot be easily used by the ROV pilot. To address these limitations, Sonardyne and Oceaneering have developed a novel navigation and control system solution utilising the dual output of INS and AHRS data from SPRINT to provide ROV Dynamic Positioning (DP) in all water depths with capabilities beyond current state-of-the-art, without affecting reliability or ease of use.
Don's desire to retrain as an ROV pilot two years ago led him to Scotland, where he enrolled in a course with The Underwater Centre in Fort William.
Kennedy, far right, with his crew, as a PT boat commander in 1943.; EVIDENCE: This is an underwater image of a deadly torpedo believed to be from sunk PT-109; RECOVERY EXPERTS: Expedition leader Robert Ballard, right, and ROV pilot Dave Lovalvo; EXPLORATION VESSEL: The ship Grayscout from Gladstone, Australia, was used by the team; CAPTAIN: John F Kennedy on board the PT-109, the vessel he commanded during World War 2.
Cullen brings a wealth of experience to the Centre, having worked offshore for more than 23 years in various positions from ROV pilot to offshore operations manager.
Built upon the proven physics based VMax project simulator suite, V1.6 brings another dimension to ROV pilot training and mission planning through the use of trainee task logging tools and an expanded suite of generic training scenarios including a jacket survey scenario using non-destructive testing tools.
This frees the ROV pilot to focus on the task in hand, rather than battling with diagnostic traumas.
Office of naval research USA sponsored virtual environment training for the ROV pilots under the
Here at MTCS Ltd, we help people from the military such as airframe technicians and weapons engineers, who make good technicians and subsequently ROV pilots. And there are those with trades like electrical engineers and car mechanics who also have a good aptitude for our courses."