Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV)


Inspired by a previous student, Ms King, the Mechatronics Group currently has a mechatron designed for underwater operation. The shell was donated to the Group by Oceaneering in Singapore, and has since had the motors rebuilt, electronics and sensors replaced, and a new computer board installed. The ROV contains four ½ horsepower universal motors, and due to its substantial power supply requirements must be tethered to a surface craft via an umbilical. Nevertheless, the Mechatronics Group is developing a large degree of autonomous control for the ROV with numerous eventual commercial applications.

Past projects:

Jason Edwards (2007), The Development of a Low Cost Inertial Navigation System for a Remotely Operated Vehicle.

Jennifer King (2002), The Development of an AUV .