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Would You Buy this ROV ?
Yes
33%
 33%  [ 3 ]
No
66%
 66%  [ 6 ]
Total Votes : 9

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Hi Im a highschool student interested in a career in marine engineering and naval architecture.

I have a question for my senior project.

Would you buy an ROV that could magnetically attach to a Steel ship using Powerful sheilded Electromagnets. i.e commercial fishing vessel? The ROV would be used to visually inspect the ship for damage or forign objects (bombs, illegal drugs). The ROV could be deployed off the side of the ship and recovered by pulling it up by the tether. The ROV would cost about $200.00 and would be very easy to operate and maintain.

This ROV will only be a prototype there are problems I know with the design. All im asking is if I fixed all the bugs would you buy this product? I just need a survey for my senior project
Any comments will help me.


Last edited by germanconway88 on 23:49 Thu 21 Sep 06; edited 3 times in total
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germanconway88 wrote:
Would you buy an ROV that could magnetically attach to a Steel ship i.e commercial fishing vessel? The ROV would be used to visually inspect the ship for damage or forign objects (bombs, illegal drugs). The ROV would cost about $200.00 and would be very easy to operate and maintain.

Any comments will help me.


Hi,

What kind of magnetic force would you be using? How would you deploy/recover the ROV? How would the vehicle move? Would cameras/lights be used...with any kind of recording method for the images captured?

And you want to do that for $200.00 sounds like you would be running at a loss... or you would produce a very low quality ROV.

Hope this gets the grey cells working Smile
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hey look at what you said... look at it... he told you the magnets and everything look how dumb you are why not go and choak on a donut your dumb.... YES! id buy one
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What a wonderful first post from Blackwings.
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blackwings wrote:
hey look at what you said... look at it... he told you the magnets and everything look how dumb you are why not go and choak on a donut your dumb.... YES! id buy one


I'm well impressed too! Very Happy An amazing grasp of the English language!
We are obviously getting a better class of person on the Forum these days Smile
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You can use a marine magnet. They hold about 70 lbs. and cost about $40.
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I have included some links for you to see what other people are up to with this.

http://www.eca.fr/en/robotic-vehicle/robotics-naval-rov-roving-bat-hybrid-free-flying-rov-and-crawler/216.htm

http://www.videoray.com/accessories/42-crawler

http://wwv.videoray.com/PR/KCFOperation.html

http://www.seabotix.com/products/lbc.htm

http://www.inspectahire.com/page4/page18/assets/Scorpion%20DC1%20Info%20Sheet.pdf

http://robotik.dfki-bremen.de/en/research/robotsystems/magnet-crawler.html

http://www.miko.no/images/stories/Download/pro_cat_miko_web.pdf

DanFrov
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GC88,

I had to say no for the simple reason that if your searching a ship hull for Underwater Hazardous Devicies (i.e. limpet mines or IED's) you want as small of a magnetic signature as you can get so that you don't trigger them.

Chief
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www.submergedrecovery.com

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