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“deep-water workhorse” by Hydroid. The vehicle can and station keeping; (Continued on page 119) be con? gured to include a wide variety of payloads to • Powerful all-electric propulsion with 550 kg meet diverse mission requirements and is capable of horizontal and 780 kg vertical thrust capacity; navigating for 20-22 hours of high speed search opera- • 4500 VAC, 17mm diameter umbilical; tions during a single dive, providing ef? cient coverage • 5 kW LED lighting system; of wide areas. “Out? tted with a payload equipped with • Broadcast quality HDTV video cameras; the tools to optimize the wreckage search, the REMUS • Scanning and multi-beam sonar systems; 6000 vehicle was an ideal, versatile solution for this • Fiber optic MUX featuring multiple high mission. This is one of the many reasons why the ve- hicle is in a league of its own; we are able to design it to meet individual operational requirements,” a Hydroid representative said. “The REMUS 6000 has proven time and time again that it is a reliable, ? eld-proven solution. Speci? cally, it was used in the discovery of

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Once a search grid was completed, the AUV surfaced at a preset location for retrieval to the Petrel. On board

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swapped batteries for redeployment. Data analysis re- vealed seabed anomalies such as geology features or manmade objects/debris that could potentially point out the location of the missing warship. Once targets of in- terest were identi? ed and mapped at closer range and higher resolution at 230 kHz, the Petrel team deployed “After realizing our all-time lowest fuel consumption after our frst a newly built, class-leading remotely operated vehicle

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