SUPER SCORPIO ROV
(Remotely Operated Vehicle)
SUPER SCORPIO ROV is part of the Tethered Unmanned Work Vehicle System (TUWVS). TUWVS, designed for world-wide deployment, is operated by the Unmanned Vehicles Detachment of the Deep Submergence Unit based in Coronado, Calif. Weighing approximately 112,000 pounds, TUWVS can be deployed on a single USAF C-5 or on multiple smaller aircraft. TUWVS consists of the SUPER SCORPIO ROV, two equipment vans, a tether, winch and storage drum, and an A-frame.
SUPER SCORPIO ROV
· Seven function
· Hydraulically actuated
· 1,000 lbs gripping force
· 350 lbs lift capability at full extension
· Two channels with full pan and tilt
· Hi-resolution color for pilot
· Low light black and white for co-pilot
· 4 knots forward/aft
· 2 knots left/right
· Four hydraulic thrusters with four degrees of freedom:
· Yaw - rotate on axis to change heading
· Sway - left/right maintaining heading
· Heave - up/down maintaining heading
· Surge - forward/backward
· Self-contained maintenance center with required tools, test instruments, and spare parts. Also houses the power switching and conversion equipment, supplying all power required for vehicle operation.
· Operate vehicle, systems and sensors, navigation/tracking, video recording and documentation and remote video.
Tether Winch and Storage Drum
Intrinsic hydraulic system:
· Powers the A-frame and provides drum operating power and lifting force to launch and recover the vehicle.
Built-in automatic level wind:
· Aids in tether management.
Allows launching and recovery of vehicle.
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