Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle (HROV)/Autonomous and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ARV)
A hybrid remotely operated vehicle (HROV), also known as autonomous and remotely operated vehicle (ARV) is a latest innovation of unmanned submersibles which can combine the advantages of ROV technology and AUV technology to explore the oceans freely in a relatively large range and photo the seafloor in site with reliable interventions. Compared with traditional ROVs, the vehicle is self-powered while its tether is fiber-optical and finer with less restriction. A typical HROV consists of three major components: underwater vehicle, tether system, and surface support. The fiber-optical tether system and hybrid control architecture are notable features of HROVs.
The concept of a light-tethered vehicle for 11,000 m operations appears to have been first proposed by James MacFarlane of International Submarine Engineering Company (ISE) in...
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