Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering

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Atmospheric Diving Suit (ADS)

  • Tao LiuEmail author
  • Shuai Wang
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_51-1



An Atmospheric Diving Suit (ADS), also known as Atmospheric Diving System, is a humanoid type deep-sea manned operation system, which can maintain atmospheric pressure when diving. The diver equipped with the suit can directly reach the operation site for observation, navigating by the underwater thruster, or landing and shifting by its own strength. At the same time, with the help of rotary joints, divers can control the gripper of both hands and special tools under underwater operations. The suit is connected to the Tether Management System (TMS) through the neutral cable to obtain energy and communicate. The video image of the operation process is also transmitted to the surface ship for the personnel to make a decision for reference (Jiang et al. 2013c).

Scientific Fundamentals

Historical Development

As a common underwater operation equipment, ADS has been progressed with the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Ship Scientific Research CenterWuxiChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Weicheng Cui
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  1. 1.Hadal Science and Technology Research CenterShanghai Ocean UniversityShanghaiChina