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The ROV Manual

A User Guide for Remotely Operated Vehicles

Written by two well-known experts in the field with input from a broad network of industry specialists, The ROV Manual, Second Edition provides a complete training and reference guide to the use of observation class ROVs for surveying, inspection, and research purposes.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and substantially expanded, with nine new chapters, increased coverage of mid-sized ROVs, and extensive information on subsystems and enabling technologies. Useful tips are included throughout to guide users in gaining the maximum benefit from ROV technology in deep water applications. 

Intended for marine and offshore engineers and technicians using ROVs, The ROV Manual, Second Edition is also suitable for use by ROV designers and project managers in client companies making use of ROV technology.


Marine and offshore engineers using remotely operated vehicles for research, surveying, inspection and maintenance.

Hardbound, 712 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-08-098288-5


  • Foreword


    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



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