Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Operations

Vessels and Vehicles - ROV Doc Ricketts

ROV Doc Ricketts core vehicle specifications

Doc Ricketts model

  • Specifications:

    • Dimensions = 6' width x 12' length x 7' height (10,500 pounds)
      Depth rating  = 4000 meters
      Vehicle Type = Electro/Hydraulic
      Vehicle Power = 75shp
      Vertical Thrust > 550kg
      Horizontal Thrust > 650kg
      Variable Buoyancy System = 75kg
      Hydraulic Systems and Components
      12 function 15 lpm hyd. proportional valve pack w/flow controls (on Tool skids)
    • 11 function proportional valve pack (15 lpm with remote flow control)
    • Spare HP (30 lpm) bi-directional servo valve

      Science Payload = 275kg (in water weight) in addition to the below listed equipment and tool skids

      Auxiliary Instrument Power & available voltages
    • ~8kW
    • 240, 48, 24, 12, 5 VDC
    • 110 VAC

Auxiliary Video & Data

    • (1) 10/100bt Ethernet port
    • (1) Gigabit Ethernet port
    • (10) RS-232 serial ports (expandable if required)
    • (4) RS-485 serial ports (expandable if required)
    • (7) Video channels

Core Navigation Instrumentation

    • RDI – Workhorse Navigator DVL (1200 Khz)
    • Octans 6000m FOG (primary heading reference)
    • Tritech FOG (secondary heading reference)
    • Paroscientific depth sensor
    • Mesotech Altimeter
    • Mesotech 1071 scanning sonar
    • Sonardyne ROV Homer transducer
    • Sonardyne Ranger 2720 USBL with Lodestar AHARS

Core Science Tools and Instrumentation

    • Toolsled in benthic configuration
        • Suction sampler w/12 bucket carousel
        • Swing arm
        • Sample drawer
        • (32) tube cores
        • Bioboxes
    • Mid-water configuration
        • Suction sampler w/12 bucket carousel
        • (1) Swing arm
        • (12) Detritus samplers
    • 42" tall multipurpose toolsled
        • 4 km cable laying
        • Large package deployment / recovery
    • Schilling T4 7-function manipulator with integrated wrist camera
    • Kraft Predator 7 function manipulator w/force feedback
    • CTD with transmissometer and oxygen sensor

Core Cameras & Viewing Tools

    • (2) ROS PT-25 pan & tilts
    • (2) ROS PT-10 pan & tilts
    • Insite HDTV camera with 10x zoom (science)
    • A total of 12 NTSC camera channels available
    • Dedicated Insite mini Zeus HDTV camera (pilot navigation)
    • Dedicated internal pan and tilt color camera with zoom (looks down on front viewing area)

Lighting

    • (6) 17,700 Lumen LED lights
    • (4) 250 watt Incandescent lights

Umbilical

    • .68”(17.5mm) OD.
    • (5) single mode fibers
    • (5) power conductors

ROV Auto Functions

    • Auto Depth
    • Auto Heading
    • Auto Altitude
    • Auto Hold (Dynamic Station Keep)
    • Auto Step (X, Y and Z)
    • Auto Home
    • Auto Track (Cable & pipe tracking)
    • Auto Route (Follows a pre-programmed route of waypoints)
Last updated: Feb. 14, 2014