The ROV Manual
A User Guide for Remotely Operated VehiclesBy
- Robert Christ, Principal in SeaTrepid, a marine consulting firm, and Co-Founder and former Senior VP of VideoRay, manufacturer of small observation class ROVs, USA.
- Robert Wernli, Sr, An engineering consultant with 34 years experience in the field of ROVs and undersea technology.
Many underwater operations that were once carried out by divers can now be carried out more efficiently and with less risk with Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). This is the first ROV how-to manual for those involved with smaller observation class ROVs used for surveying, inspection, observation and research purposes. As ROV technology becomes increasingly efficient and affordable, their use is rapidly spreading throughout a myriad of industries, everything from aquaculture to port and harbour security to underwater crime scene investigation, marine salvage, deep sea archaeology and commercial diving - even deep sea rescue missions are handled by ROVs. Any industry involved with underwater investigation and surveying will inevitably rely on these machines. The ROV Manual is the first user guide to provide complete training and knowledge on ROV operations for engineers, technicians or underwater recreational enthusiasts, whether working inland or offshore.
Marine and offshore engineers using remotely operated vehicles for research, surveying, inspection and maintenance.
Hardbound, 448 Pages
Published: November 2013
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
Foreword; Introduction; Glossary of Terms; Part 1: Industry and Environment; Chapter 1 - The ROV Business; Chapter 2 - Oceanography; Part 2: Vehicle; Chapter 3 - Theory and Standards; Chapter 4 - Vehicle Control; Chapter 5 - Floatation and Frame; Chapter 6 - Thrusters; Chapter 7 - Telemetry and Communications; Chapter 8 - Tether; Chapter 9 - LARS and TMS; Chapter 10 - Video; Chapter 11 - Vehicle Sensors; Part 3: Payload Sensors; Chapter 12 - Sensor Theory; Chapter 13 - Communications; Chapter 14 - Underwater Acoustics; Chapter 15 - Sonar; Chapter 16 - Acoustic Positioning; Chapter 17 - Navigational Sensors; Chapter 18 - Ancillary Sensors; Part 4: Manipulators and Tooling; Chapter 19 - Manipulators; Chapter 20 - Tooling; Part 5: In The Field; Chapter 21 - Practical Applications; Chapter 22 - Standard Operating Procedures; Chapter 23 - The Future of ROV Technology; Index