Unless you are swimming off the coast of Cancun, your nearest water source may not always be incredibly clear. Visibility below the surface often limits the ability of search and rescue missions or shipwreck discovery teams. However, they still need to dive under the surface and do their jobs. For this reason, these organizations outfit themselves with sonar equipment to provide better points of reference prior to jumping in murky water.
In this example, the multibeam sonar is able to clearly outline the frame of an airplane resting on the ocean floor.
With the Micron single beam scanner mounted on the underwater drone, an operator is able to navigate through low visibility waters. This tool paints a basic view of what is surrounding the ROV. Once an area of interest is identified, the unit can be guided towards the object to inspect. The ROV sends a live video feed to the handheld controller on the surface providing the benefit of immediate identification.
The larger Deep Trekker ROV, DTG3, can be fixed with a multibeam sonar. To reiterate, the Gemini 720ik provides a comprehensible image making it the ideal add-on for search, rescue and salvage missions. Once a target has been identified and located, the ROV has the capability of grabbing hold of the object using its Two-Function manipulator. If the item is too large to retrieve with the unit, divers are able to follow the ROV’s tether right to the target. Moreover, the underwater drone is able to do a visual sweep of the area to ensure that the area is safe for a human diver.
If your next aquatic mission takes you into some low-visibility waters, being fitted with the right sonar system will make a significant difference when navigating through it. Be prepared for your next mission in murky waters, contact Deep Trekker to outfit your ROV with sonar.
Visit the Tritech website for more information on their sonar systems.
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