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DTG2 Paved The Way For Innovation

Rachel Doornekamp   |   February 16, 2021

The DTG2 is forever a major player in Deep Trekker’s history. Our first flagship vehicle, the DTG2 paved the way for our innovative fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), pipe crawlers and utility crawlers.

While the DTG2 will always remain a part of our story, we are proud to offer a newer, more advanced version in the DTG3 ROV plus the completely reimagined REVOLUTION ROV.

Deep Trekker ROVs are durable, affordable and easy to use, providing reliable solutions for underwater tasks. All configurations are battery-powered and operate several hours on a single charge, meaning no external power sources are required to complete the job. Smart design paired with the lack of external power makes Deep Trekker ROVs easily portable for missions in any location. Rapid and convenient deployment means that operators can get to work quickly and efficiently. Both the DTG3 and Revolution ROVs can be out of the case and in the water in under a minute.

The open platform, modular ROVs accept a variety of sensors including imaging and navigation sonars, USBL tracking systems, multi-function manipulators with a variety of attachments, and non destructive testing tools such as the ultrasonic thickness gauge, among other options. With mission specific underwater tools, users can be ready for whatever task is thrown their way. The propeller assembly and drive motor are connected together using magnets, meaning that the thrusters are very durable, they do not wear down over time and they do not require ongoing maintenance such as oiling, greasing or regular replacement.

Suitable for a wide range of applications, Deep Trekker ROVs are versatile vehicles. Proven in industries like aquaculture, energy, search and recovery, defense and maritime shipping, as well as ocean science and research applications, Deep Trekker vehicles are up for the job. As innovators in the ROV industry, our team can provide you with the right robotic system for your application.

What is the DTG3

The DTG3 is a mini observation-class underwater ROV built to provide operators the ability to quickly deploy and visually inspect within underwater environments. At first glance the DTG3 may look similar to the DTG2 however we have made several key advancements from our initial design.

Equipped with a 270 degree rotating HD camera, the DTG3 lets users get eyes underwater quickly and safely up to 200 m (656 feet). External ports including HDMI, USB, Ethernet and SD card connectivity allow for straightforward recording and sharing. Simply insert the micro SD card into the controller and use either the snapshot or record buttons on the side of the controller to begin recording. When you are finished, take out the micro SD card, insert it into a regular SD card, and upload it to a computer or laptop.

Much like the DTG2, users can take their vehicle anywhere. A singular case and self contained battery operated system allows pilots to easily bring their ROV to any mission, no matter how remote.

Powered by lithium ion batteries the DTG3 does not require additional power sources. Lasting up to 8 hours on a single charge, the DTG3 can also be trickle charged during operation by plugging the controller into a standard 110-240 VAC outlet.

Die-cast aluminum anodized and powder coated for extreme durability in salt and freshwater, the DTG3 is designed to be durable and reliable.

Precision Thruster

The specially designed vertical precision thruster kit utilizes the intelligent BRIDGE system to maintain depth in the water column and allow the DTG3 to perform precise vertical movements and inspections.

Designed to take on difficult vertical infrastructure, wall or line inspections while depth holding, the Precision Thruster allows for straightforward and convenient use of the DTG3.

BRIDGE Technology

BRIDGE is a result of intuitive engineering and listening to what our customers have to say. BRIDGE is an intelligent technology platform; an operating system designed with custom hardware and software; for control, integration, communication and enhanced operation. Deep Trekker’s BRIDGE leverages the latest technology to provide solutions that are intuitive and easy to use for its customers.

Simplified control

Even in rough conditions, the BRIDGE platform allows for stable and clear HD video. Operators can manipulate viewing by adjusting onboard lighting for inspection in both dark and low light environments.

Seamless integrations

With an improved intelligence platform, BRIDGE technology has the capability to integrate with current and future third-party products.

Constant communication

Advanced algorithms for seamless response between controller and vehicle, from anywhere in the world.

Enhanced operations

Enhanced viewing and recording capabilities over greater tether distances.

ROV Add Ons

Sonar & Navigation

Operating in murky water? Need to have a deeper understanding of your underwater location? Locate and identify targets and further understand your position underwater with sonar and USBL positioning systems.

Manipulators & Tools

From grabber tools to net patch kits to cutters, we offer a suite of industry specific tools to help you get the job done in various environments.

Sensors & Measurement

Get a complete understanding of your environment with various tools including water quality sensors, laser scalers, calipers, dissolved oxygen sensor kits and more.

Performance Enhancements, Cameras

Need to optimize your performance? Performance enhancements from auxiliary cameras to precision thrusters allow you to customize your vehicle to be exactly what you need.

DTG3 Packages

The DTG3 has numerous package options to suit a variety of jobs, budgets and capabilities. For those looking to get started with just the essentials, with the potential to add more later, the DTG3 Starter is a great fit. Everything you need to start diving, the DTG3 Starter covers all the basics.

The DTG3 Smart unlocks greater stability and navigational awareness with Deep Trekker’s sensor pod combined with Bridge software. The reel, carrying case and longer tether add convenience and easy portability.

The DTG3 Expert is a versatile package that has capabilities across numerous industries. With the added manipulator arm, advanced sensor technology, and laser scaler, this ROV is prepared to tackle your underwater tasks.

The DTG3 Navigator provides users with the most complete DTG3 package. With all the standard capabilities you expect plus the power of a vertical thruster and standard USBL. The vertical precision thruster at the rear of the vehicle enables users to move up and down without utilizing the pitch function, perfect for making depth changes without any rotation of the ROV. The ultra short baseline (USBL) system uses triangulation to indicate the position of the ROV. Wifi enabled maps allow you to see where both the controller and the ROV are located on a detailed map.

REVOLUTION

The Deep Trekker REVOLUTION is a completely re-imagined ROV. This mission-ready ROV offers greater payload capabilities, deeper depths, and advanced stabilization. REVOLUTION is the most intuitive and stable ROV for underwater surveys and inspections, built tough to survive harsh underwater conditions to accomplish complex missions. The patented pending revolving head allows operators to rotate the camera, manipulators, and sonar 260° all while station holding in moving water. The 6 vectored thrusters allow for lateral movement side to side and precise turning forward and backward, providing maximum control and advanced station keeping. Each REVOLUTION purchase includes a free online training session with our Technical Trainer to set you up for success.

The standard REVOLUTION ROV package gives you everything the REVOLUTION has to offer. The defining feature is the 260-degree revolving head at the front of the vehicle. In the center of this head is the ultra high definition camera that you see the view from on your controller, as well as powerful LED floodlights and a laser scaler. The REVOLUTION’s 6 vectored thrusters utilize an innovative design called magnetic coupling. The direct sonar integration above the camera head allows pilots to use the sonar to get a visual through murky water or over longer distances, monitor sonar footage live and record it alongside your video all on your handheld controller, no extra laptops or monitors required.

REVOLUTION NAV

The REVOLUTION NAV package gives you Deep Trekker’s first semi-autonomous vehicle. The REVOLUTION NAV provides users with real time location data making locating, tracking and operating an ROV easier than ever before. Users are able to see a Google map showing their ROV’s position on screen, allowing users to see where they are, leave a trail to show where they have been and set points of interest where they want to return to. This is especially useful for applications in open, murky water or when there is significant current. Advanced stabilization features allow users to station hold against currents and pilot their vehicle precisely and accurately through varying water conditions. Auto altitude provides pilots with an accurate way to hold an exact distance from the bottom. Deep Trekker's Bridge software utilizes the various sensor data from IMUs, DVLs, USBLs and more to help the ROV hold its position and travel to new locations more precisely by feeding off of each other's data. The sensors are optimized and compensated for as you add more intelligence to the vehicle.

The diversity and range of use for the DTG3, REVOLUTION and REVOLUTION NAV would be impossible without its predecessor the DTG2.

Are you interested in learning more about the DTG3? Our step by step unboxing is a great place to start! As always, our team of experts is available to answer any questions you may have.