SPROVER (A Redesign of the MARC-1 crawler)

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(Modular Amphibious Research Crawler)

The MARC-1 was first designed and constructed in the spring semester of 1998 as an OE Design project. Although the team considered making the MARC-1 a swimming-ROV, they decided to follow through with the idea of building the vehicle to be a crawler. It was one way to assure that the ROV could be easily launched from the beach to perform surveying tasks in the surf zone without facing major problems from the dynamics of near-shore currents.


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