underwater vehicle Articles

  • Advancing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology

    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are a mainstay of the subsea survey industry. With unparalleled speed and accuracy in deep water, they have long been the obvious choice for surveys in inhospitable, deep environments. In light of the current downturn in the oil and gas market and the increasing visibility of autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars, AUV technology is poised to break ...

  • Ocean outfall plume characterization using an autonomous underwater vehicle

    A monitoring mission to map and characterize the Point Loma Ocean Outfall (PLOO) wastewater plume using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) was performed on 3 March 2011. The mobility of an AUV provides a significant advantage in surveying discharge plumes over traditional cast-based methods, and when combined with optical and oceanographic sensors, provides a capability for both detecting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Underwater Bridge Inspections – Drones Conducting Remote Evaluations

    Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), or underwater drones, are establishing themselves as the ideal tool for underwater bridge inspections. It goes without saying that the structural integrity of a bridge is extremely important; after all, you’re only either walking, driving, or riding a train across it. With the public safety in mind and to continue the flow of traffic, these ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Water Treatment Plant: Benefits of Underwater Cameras

    Before fresh water can be made safe for human consumption it must go through a treatment process eliminating bacteria and any other elements deemed unsafe to drink. How does such a process occur and why is it relevant to us? We’ve written about the use of Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicles and pipe crawler systems in storm water systems, sanitation pipes, and water storage basins. A ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • ROV Inspections of Water Towers: Underwater Drone Used to Save Diver’s Time

    Mountain West Commercial Diving currently uses their Deep Trekker underwater drone to conduct ROV inspections or potable water towers. Aim to exceed the client’s expectation while adhering the highest standards in industry compliance and safety; that is the goal of Mountain West Commercial Diving (MWCD). Based out of Hazelton, Idaho, MWCD has over 25 years of experience in successfully ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Top 5 ways marine researchers are currently using Underwater Drones

    Marine researchers around the world are utilizing Deep Trekker Underwater Drones (or ROVs) in their marine projects; here are the top 5 applications being used today. In a few weeks, the world will gather in San Diego, California for the Oceanology International North America exhibition. It will bring together ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Path planning for marine fleet using heuristic approach

    Nowadays, the use of unmanned vehicles for border monitoring is taking over in order to reduce the effort of human operators. This paper addresses the problem of the coastal patrolling by proposing a solution based on unmanned underwater and surface vehicles. The focus of the work is on the design of the routes for the unmanned vehicles so as to optimise the limited mission range of the robotic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mobile UW–ASN framework with RSSI–based protocol for shallow river monitoring

    Approximately three–fourths of our planet's surface is covered by ocean and seas, a continuous body of water that is divided into several oceans and smaller seas. Water conditions determine climate that affects life on Earth. Whereas fresh water in lakes and rivers covers less 1%, its contamination significantly damages ecosystems. Within this research this paper proposes a framework with a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heroes of the Waters

    A sense of adventure and desire to explore the depths were the inspiring forces behind Deep Trekker. We believe that the more awareness people see underwater the more they care about the oceans and waterways and keeping them clean. Finding that perfect balance between making sure our underwater drones are accessible to everyone but maintaining durable equipment that can withstand serious and ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Keeping Tanks Online and Divers Out of the Water

    Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction brings piece of mind to customers with regular and efficient mini remotely operated vehicle inspections Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction (HSAC) is a commercial diving company based in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Operating since 1994, HSAC recently added a Deep Trekker mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to their team to improve potable water ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Dam Inspection: A Day at Still Creek Dam

    We’ve been busy lately visiting various municipalities, police forces, aquaculture sites, and water treatment plants showcasing both our portable ROV systems and our new product line, the DT340 Pipe Crawler. One project in particular, took place at the Still Creek Dam in Tamaqua, PA. Cody and Sam packed up the crawler and headed down ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Low Visibility Diving – A look at Sonar Integration

    Updated sonar technologies are making low visibility diving possible – making them the ideal tool to be equipped on underwater drones for Search & Rescue missions and salvage operations. Unless you are swimming off the coast of Cancun, your nearest water source may not always be incredibly clear. Visibility below the surface often limits the ability of search and rescue missions ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Lights, Camera, Action (and Safety!)

    On February 20, 2014, the crew of the biographical film Midnight Rider attempted to shoot a scene with a metal bed while standing on a railroad bridge ...


    By EHS Insight

  • An inflatable tunnel seal stops flooding of world`s largest undeveloped uranium mine

    The Cigar Lake Mine, located in the Athabasca Basin of Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, is sitting on the world's largest undeveloped high-grade uranium deposit in the world. Operated and majority-owned by Cameco Corporation, Cigar Lake is expected to eventually provide more than 10% of the world's mined uranium. But to extract the uranium ore, Cameco has to overcome significant technical ...


    By Petersen Products Company

  • Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

    Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, Oregon. Arctic offshore drilling opponents plan to demonstrate while the Fennica is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hole Dug, Leak Found - City Of Ottawa Entrusts Smartball Platform To Look For Leaks In Tranmsission Main

    When your inspection task is to survey a critical pipeline for leaks, nothing is more satisfying than trusting your technology to predict the leak location and then standing by as the client excavates the area to find a flow of water within one meter of exactly where you said it would be. The above-described "leak-where-predicted" recently happened with the City of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Should deep-sea mining go ahead in Papua New Guinea?

    Financial disagreement has halted a controversial deep-sea mining project but deeper issues lie with the environment, Prime Sarmiento reports. The fate of a currently halted deep-sea mining project in the Pacific is being watched closely by a number of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Importance of Inspecting Reservoirs

    Inspecting Reservoirs – what is the importance of them, why they are inspected, and how ROVs help pave the way for low-cost, regular maintenance. What is a Reservoir? Deriving from the French word réservoir meaning “storehouse,” a reservoir is exactly that – a storage place for water. More often than not, these bodies of water are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Large area search and recovery tactics

    A glimpse into large area search and recovery tactics and how Remotely Operated Vehicles have aided in missions. It may seem like an impossible task as you glare over a large body of water; knowing that someone has gone missing beneath the alluring surface and it is your mission to find them. Sadly, this scenario takes place often for search and recovery ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Joint action on climate change: Facts and figures

    Ilan Kelman examines the history, overlaps and conflicts between climate change, development and disasters. By the end of 2015, three global policy processes will have set the stage for how the world responds to major challenges facing humanity in the years to come. A voluntary agreement to tackle disasters was reached in ...


    By SciDev.Net

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