Cetacean - a small ROV

Cetacean - a small ROV

Darwin Explorer
A model of a small, semi-autonomous underwater observation system, about 1.2 meters in length. Designed when I was a marine biology student in the 1980s, it was intended as a mobile observation platform for wildlife studies. Never constructed, but much fun to design. It was intended to get past the limitations of ROV designs for littoral work by being semi-autonamous and non-tethered. It would surface from time to time to relay data (mostly photos) via radio to a base station. #biology #ROV #underwater
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