Modern-Day Uses of Underwater Vehicles - MATE

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Nov 8, 2013 (4 years and 4 days ago)

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Modern
-
Day Uses
of Underwater
Vehicles

Module 1, Section 2

Modern
-
Day Uses of
Underwater Vehicles


All underwater vehicles are designed for
a purpose


that is, they have some
kind of work or mission to accomplish.


It may be observational or


It may require physical intervention

National Defense

Used for:


Search, detection and reconnaissance


Underwater communications


Sub
-
sea surveillance


Self
-
defense of ships, subs, and harbors


Engineering tasks; mine removal,
construction port clearance/survey


Resource Extraction


The Oil and Gas Industry is the
biggest users


Work class ROVs are used to maintain
wellheads and equipment


Mining


Aquaculture

Science


Oceanography


Pharmacology


Microbiology


Limnology



Ocean Engineering


Acoustics


Energy

New technology enables scientists to do previously
impossible observations and experiments, thus
opening up whole new frontiers to scientific discovery.

Telecommunications


AUVs and ROVs are used for mapping
and survey


Bottom crawling ROVs handle the
seabed installation of cable.

Construction, Inspection, and
Maintenance


Projects such as bridges, offshore
drilling and production facilities, dams,
piers, and cable and pipeline operations
all require some sort of underwater
intervention work.

Search and Recovery


Most search and recovery work is
undertaken to locate and recover
bodies, downed aircraft, sunken boats,
valuable equipment, stolen property, or
evidence of criminal activities.

Archeology


Underwater archeology is a rapidly
growing field that benefits from a
wide range of underwater technology
to:.

1.
Locate

2.
Assess

3.
Identify

4.
Document


Archeology

Locate

Archeology

Locate

Archeology

Assess

Archeology

Assess

Archeology

Identify

Archeology

Identify

Document

Recreation and Entertainment


Scuba


Tourist Subs


Movies/Film making


Micro
-
ROVs

Education


Teachers are using the motivational effects of ROVs to excite
this and future generations of children to study science and
technology



1.
MATE International ROV Competition



Scout Class



Ranger Class



Explorer Class

2.
Sea Perch ROV

3.
Jason Project

4.
AUVSI