Eyes below water [CANSEC17D2]

01 June 2017

Kitchener, Ontario-based Deep Trekker (Booth 1635), a specialist in underwater inspection, is showcasing its military underwater drones and EOD pipe crawlers.

Attendees will be able to get hands-on experience piloting one of its remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in a 900-litre water tank at the booth.

Deep Trekker’s ROVs are customisable to achieve a multitude of underwater operations such as hull inspections, search and recovery, EOD, and surveillance. At CANSEC, the company will be demonstrating both its DTG2 ROV model, optimised for general inspections in hard to reach places, and the DTX2 ROV model, with four vectored thrusters and a depth rating of 305m (1,000ft).

The portable, commercial-grade mini DTG2 fits conveniently into one carrying case and, since it is powered by rechargeable, internal batteries, which work for six to eight hours on a single charge, it can be deployed in the most remote locations. DTG2 ROV has a forward speed of 2.5 knots, a patented pitching system for unmatched manoeuvrability, and depth ratings of 100m (328 ) and 200m (656 ). An internal HD camera with a 360° field-ofview generates live feed directly to the handheld controller. The ROVs can be provided with many different accessories depending on the required application.

The rugged and robust DTX2 ROV has been designed with military, search and rescue, offshore energy, and oceanographers in mind. It can work in deeper waters and stronger currents. The thrusters allow for lateral movement in the horizontal plane and, by activating the pitch system, can achieve simultaneous vertical and lateral movement. Add-ons can include multi-beam or single-beam sonars, USBL positioning, grabber and cutter attachments, Cygnus thickness gauges, and tether lengths of up to 400m.

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