ROV

The Hornet

This ROV was built in our senior design class by two students (Adam Kay & Nick Callahan).  The control circuits are currently being modified to use a joystick instead of potentiometers.  The students are also redesigning it to use brushless motors.  It is intended to be deployable and operatable by one person with the power supplied by a car battery.  The vehicle was successful tested in August 2001 in the artic waters of North Alaska.

Photos Testing Phase: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, d1, d2, d3

Photos Beaufort Sea - North Alaska: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Research on the cumulative impacts of offshore oil exploration and drilling in the Alaskan Artic.

Article in the "The LINK"

As viewed at Oceanology International Americas 2001 (page 3 of "The Link")