ROV / AUV enhancements and upgrades
Title: Tiburon HDTV Installation
Project Manager: Dale Graves
Lead Scientist: Jim Barry
For more than a year, porting high-definition television to the ROV Tiburon
has been a priority for the institute. Repeating the packaging design used
for HDTV on the ROV Ventana is not an option because the system
weighs too much and does not have sufficient room for panning and tilting.
MBARI elected not to attempt to develop an HDTV system in house for Tiburon,
because HDTV systems are rapidly evolving in response to consumer demands.
The current MBARI plan is to monitor closely the release of new HDTV
systems to find a lightweight, compact commercial system that MBARI can
package for deep sea use.