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Law Enforcement ROV, Underwater Drones for Search and Rescue

Shannon Regan   |   January 9, 2018

Underwater drones are widely used in tandem with rescue divers. Deep Trekker offers a dedicated, highly capable law enforcement ROV for search and rescue.

Deep Trekker plays a significant role in making sure police have the appropriate means for underwater inspection and inspection. An underwater law enforcement ROV is one of the latest and most innovative technologies being introduced into search and rescue operations. Our underwater robots allow for efficient and precise search and rescue investigations instead of, or in conjunction with divers.

Deep Trekker Law Enforcement ROV Capabilities

Let’s dive deeper and take a look at how the Deep Trekker law enforcement ROV is the best solution for marine search and rescue units.

Efficient Deployment Time

rov rescue diver deep trekker underwater drone When it comes to search and rescue missions, every second counts. The challenges of using divers for search and rescue include time restrictions and deployment requirements. Generally, a minimum of three people are required for search and rescue diving - one to dive and two to supervise the diver who is underwater. When a drowning occurs in waters that are too extreme for divers, having access to a Deep Trekker ROV and its ability for search and recovery is critical. The DTG3 ROV and REVOLUTION ROV are equipped for a quick 30-second deployment time and its camera allows for clear visibility underwater and up to 1000 feet (300 meters) in depth. With batteries lasting up to 8-hours, these drones are able to remain submerged underwater for long periods of time; whereas the average time allocated for a diver is 30 minutes to an hour.

Due to its portability, Deep Trekker ROVs can assist in eliminating unpredictable and dangerous missions for divers. With strict safety regulations in place, our ROVs are being adopted for initial contact in search areas; ultimately leading to search and rescue missions being completed faster and more accurately to bring closure for families.

Sophisticated Options such as Sonar and USBL Positioning Systems

One of the most innovative advancements of the Deep Trekker ROV is its integration with various sonar platforms such as TriTech multi-beam sonar and MicronNav Positioning System. Deep Trekker ROVs are extremely easy to use, however, there is an added level of difficulty when you cannot see where the ROV is, due to murky water. With the sonar integration, marine search and rescue units are able to see through turbid waters to swiftly identify targets. Using the Deep Trekker’s patented pitching system, operators are able to tilt the angle of the sonar; providing alternate perspectives around an object.

Once the target has been confirmed and located, the position of the ROV is pinpointed using the MicroNav USBL system. Unlike traditional GPS which cannot work underwater, divers are then able to swim to the target and prepare it for recovery.

Quick Portability and Inspection

remote arctic deployment underwater drone

Portability of an ROV is extremely important during a search and rescue mission. Many bodies of water are found in remote locations, making transportation to and from quite difficult. This often leads to search teams traveling remotely to reach these destinations. Deep Trekker law enforcement ROVs are housed in a single carrying case, making it easy to be transported to hard to reach areas.

Deep Trekker’s unique feature of internal, onboard batteries means there are no generators, topside power or bulky equipment required, allowing marine units to launch in remote areas where it is unsafe for divers to swim.

Easy to Use Technology

Deep Trekker prides itself in its easy-to-use technology. Its handheld controller is based on a gaming pad to reduce the learning curve. It only takes a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the controls, and a couple days to be an expert at piloting. The control center provides all the functionalities, including a super bright screen that is four times brighter than your laptop, and quick video out port to record, or output, your dive to a larger screen.

The internal rotating HD camera works to quickly sweep large areas underwater or maneuver the camera orientation and inspect a certain area in detail. These camera technologies are proven to help complete military and police inspections more efficiently by providing 4k resolution.

To book a private demo of a Deep Trekker law enforcement ROV, contact our ROV Search and Rescue Specialist

Visit ROV for Search and Rescue Operations to learn about how Deep Trekker is changing the industry

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