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Inspection-class remotely operated vehicles a review

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dc.contributor.author Capocci, Romano
dc.contributor.author Dooly, Gerard
dc.contributor.author Omerdić, Edin
dc.contributor.author Coleman, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Newe, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Toal, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-27T10:37:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-27T10:37:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5920
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a review of inspection-class Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The review divides the classification of inspection-class ROVs; categorising the vehicles in order of size and capability. A state of the art technology review is undertaken, discussing various common subsystems of the ROV. Standard and novel ROV shapes and designs are reviewed, with emphasis on buoyancy, frame materials and hydrodynamics. Several power considerations and designs are discussed, accounting for battery fed and mains fed systems. ROV telemetry is split into a discussion on the various transmission hardware systems and the communication protocols that are most widely used in industry and research today. A range of thruster technologies is then introduced with consideration taken of the various thruster architectures available. Finally, the navigation and positioning sensors employed for ROV navigation and control are reviewed. The author has also created a number of comparison tables throughout the review; tables include comparison of wired data transmission technology, comparison of common ROV communication protocols and comparisons of various inertial navigation systems. By the end of the review the reader will have clearer understanding on the fundamentals of inspection-class ROV technologies and can use this as an introduction to further paper investigation en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Marine Science and Engineering;5, 13
dc.subject marine robotics en_US
dc.subject remotely operated vehicle en_US
dc.subject ROV en_US
dc.subject underwater robot en_US
dc.subject underwater navigation en_US
dc.subject subsea vehicle en_US
dc.title Inspection-class remotely operated vehicles a review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-07-27T10:19:37Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jmse5010013
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 12/RC/2302 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2709615
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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