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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis
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Te New Generation REMUS 6000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) has been redesigned for increased endurance and modularity, with a focus on the integration of the latest cutting-edge technology.
By Graham Lester, Senior Vice President, Hydroid, Inc.
The Hydroid REMUS 6000 is legendary as far as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) go. It has played a key role in several historic missions and discoveries and, as a result, has a reputation that speaks for itself. And, to continue this unrivaled heritage for unmatched reliability, Hydroid has recently announced the new generation version of this vehicle that is even more capable than it was before, while boasting the same proven software and electronic subsystems that are found in our highly successful REMUS 100
AUV. Key customer feedback was instrumental during the design and development of the REMUS 6000. The engineering team took advantage of miniaturized components to relocate the main electronics housing to the tail, freeing up space for a third battery
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